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Leon Timmermans
October 31, 2011 15:44
Re: The Great Pumpkin
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On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 11:28 PM, Jesse Vincent <> wrote:
> Dearest Porters,
> Two years ago today, I picked up the patch pumpkin.  It feels like
> a lifetime ago. (I'll spare you the montage sequence of fifteen-plus
> release engineers typing madly to put together the 28 releases we've
> put out in the past two years.)
> It's time for me to step back.
> I'm thrilled to announce that Ricardo Signes (RJBS) has agreed to be our
> next pumpking. He has a fine balance of level-headedness, pragmatism,
> language design skill, and an almost fanatical devotion to Perl 5. Over
> the past month, he and I have chatted extensively about the future of
> Perl 5 and I have no doubt that he will be an excellent project leader.
> No two pumpkings are alike - Rik will certainly do some things differently
> than I have, but I have the utmost faith that he'll do things well. He
> and I agree on the broad outlines of the  vision for the future of Perl 5
> that I spoke about this summer and wrote about on p5p earlier this fall,
> though I know he and I differ on some of the implementation details.
> You can rest assured that you'll see Perl 5.15.5 on November 20, 2011,
> followed by 5.15.6 on December 20, 2011 and 5.14.3 sometime in late
> December. Perl 5.16 will appear early in Q2 2012.
> Stepping back has been an incredibly difficult decision for me. I find
> myself increasingly focused on my new startup and know that Perl 5
> deserves more from the pumpking than I'm able to give it. At the same
> time, the past couple years have been an amazing experience and I feel
> truly privileged to have had the opportunity to work with so many of you.
> Thank you all so much!
>        Best,
>    Jesse

Thanks for everything, you're awesome


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