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Renée Bäcker
February 28, 2007 10:07
Re: Future Perl development
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Greg McCarroll schrieb:
> 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).

A wiki would be ok, so it could be marked who is responsible for each issue.
> 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)

Where to publish?

> .
>     * 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.

There is the "Perl-Review"-Calendar. But there should be the ability to 
search for certain countries... I will play around with 
Net::Google::Calendar within the next few weeks. Maybe this can lead to 
a solution to add events easily...

>     * 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.

These articles have to be published in popular magazines like the 
linux-magazine... I have said several times (not on this list) that PR 
has to reach other people than the Perl community. The Perl community 
knows how great Perl is...

>     * 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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