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Re: Future Perl development

From:
Greg McCarroll
Date:
February 28, 2007 09:02
Subject:
Re: Future Perl development
Message ID:
3306C69B-2908-4580-B151-681E9BDCA8BE@mccarroll.org.uk

On 28 Feb 2007, at 14:05, Richard Foley wrote:

> Sure - count me in, Andy.  Do you have a TODO list, that we can  
> take a look
> at, so we can mark something appropriate, and we don't all end up  
> doing the
> same thing in parallel?

Could I suggest that Andy probably doesn't have all the ideas and  
it's probably
useful to suggest things as well that he may or may not add to the  
TODO list.
Or at least prioritize appropriately. (Sorry Andy If I'm off the mark  
here).

Just so this mail isn't just about discussing the way to do things  
and not
actually doing things, here are a few random ideas that could help  
with the PR
of Perl.

	* An article about the top 5 Perl applications, it might be RT, it
	  might be at a major dot com. Ideally you'd want a mix to show how
	  Perl has more than one style of deployment (e.g. product vs.  
business).

	* The year ahead for Perl. There are lots of large conferences  
happening
	  this year for Perl, how about pulling them altogether in one place  
along
	  with any releases or other significant events.

	* Summer of Code outreach article. Appeal for students to come  
forward with
	  ideas and get involved in a Perl project this summer, there is  
$4,500 in
	  it for them and maybe also some good software for us and the world  
at large.

	* Outreach to the $100 dollar (excuse me if I get the price wrong)  
laptop project,
	  does it have Perl on it? How can we help the project? Maybe we can  
consult
	  on getting a smaller footprint Perl on there.

	* Perl and Vista. An article on how Perl runs under Vista even if it  
is low on
	  technical details and any new features that we are likely to be  
able to
	  access through new modules.	

And so this e-mail isn't just about ideas and not also about doing.  
Andy I'm happy to do
any of the above or any other idea on your TODO list.

Greg



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