CPAN Patching with Git

A few months ago, brian posted a blog entry about patching modules using Git. In the ensuing discussion, I pointed at a possible way to automatise the process a step further by punting the generated patch to rt.cpan.org. The hack was well-received and, with (very) minimal coaxing, I was subsequently convinced to expand on the idea for The Perl Review.

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Perl 5 now uses Git for version control

acme writes “The Perl Foundation has migrated Perl 5 to the Gitversion control system, making it easier than ever for Perl’s developmentteam to continue to improve the language that powers many websites.” Read below for the full announcement (and the instructions for getting the sources).

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Parrot 0.8.2 “Feliz Loro” Released!

Whiteknight writes “On behalf of the Parrot team, I’m proud to announce Parrot 0.8.2 “Feliz Loro.” Parrot (http://parrotcode.org/) is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages. Parrot 0.8.2 is available via CPAN (soon), or follow the download instructions at http://parrotcode.org/source.html. For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion on the source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code.

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