[Chicago-talk] Upcoming Project Night

Joel Berger joel.a.berger at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 06:10:25 PDT 2012

I know its a little late notice, but I am happy to accept David's
nomination of Alien::Base as a focus of this week's
Chicago/WindyCity.pm project night. I waited this long to reply
because I had a deal of work that I needed to do to get it to a usable
state. That said, I would be overjoyed to have this opportunity.

Alien::Base is a project which aims to take one of the most difficult
tasks in the CPAN sphere: creating an Alien:: module (one which
provides a C library to Perl modules via CPAN) and abstract all the
difficulty, making it one of the easiest. After my last code sprint,
it seems that it is passing its tests on Linux and Mac and I have
anecdotal evidence for Windows.

That said its real tests are how well it can provide these libraries,
how flexible and robust the configuration options are and how well it
can be employed. Therefore I invite you all to come this Thursday with
a C library of your choosing in mind (if you don't have one, I can
help you find one) and I will attempt to walk us through writing an
Alien:: module for it.

Of course, if this does not interest you, you are still encouraged to
attend! Project night is open to all people and all projects!

Cheers and I hope to see you there!

Joel Berger

P.S. we normally coordinate through meetup, but I don't see this event
posted yet. Here is the link to the meetup group, I will send another
email when the organizers make a post for this specific event.


On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 6:06 AM, David Mertens <dcmertens.perl at gmail.com> wrote:
> I appreciate all the progress we made on App::Prima::REPL last round, but
> I've not had enough round tuits lately to pull in all of Joel's work. Even
> more contributions would be a bad idea right now as they would mostly go
> unmerged for a while, I fear.
> Personally, a project I'd like to push on is Joel's Alien::Base. Project
> night would include a deep dive to finally tackle the Mac conundrum, an edit
> of the docs, and maybe even the creation of a few derived Alien modules. So
> I guess I'm nominating Joel. :-)
> What projects do others have in mind?
> David
> On Sep 28, 2012 12:39 AM, "Doug Bell" <madcityzen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> First I want to thank Sean for giving a presentation, and everyone who
>> came out. There was some excellent side-discussion on logging and how to
>> build CPAN dists, and I learned that the Salt Stack exists, which is an
>> interesting project.
>> We have a project night coming up in two weeks. Does someone have a
>> project they want to get some assistance on (I know I've got a couple)?
>> Would people be interested in working on some CPAN module bug lists? Should
>> we stick with App-Prima-REPL and get it polished up more?
>> Gabor Szabo also recently announced the Perl Maven Competition
>> (http://perlmaven.com), which I think would be great for us to participate
>> in. It's a short, 48-hour code marathon with the goal of producing an
>> end-user product. It's running December 15-16, so we have plenty of time to
>> prepare ourselves. We need 4 people total.
>> Doug Bell
>> madcityzen at gmail.com
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