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Subject: Perl.com Newsletter: Simple Gnome Panel Applet
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 17:21:50 -0800
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Greetings, perl.com subscribers.
This is Schuyler Erle, web hacker for the O'Reilly Network, and it
is my honor and pleasure to bring you the latest www.perl.com
newsletter. So, without dropping the beat, here's what's new in
the world of Perl.
* Perl at large.
This week, YAPC::America::North 2001 has officially opened its doors
for registration, and put out its second Call for Participation!
Presentation proposals will be accepted until May 1st. If you've
been to YAPC before, then you know what all the buzz is about. If
you haven't, you really should check out the website. You can register,
and find out more, at:
In other news, www.perl.com is pleased to report that, with Larry's
approval, the Perl community will be applying to participate in the
Unicode Consortium. Yet Another Society will be making the application
on behalf of the community, and Netthink, a UK-based consultancy, will
be contributing the membership fees. It is hoped that membership in
the Consortium will enable the Perl community to participate in the
Unicode standardization process, and obtain the information it needs
to ensure that Perl's Unicode support will be 100% standards compliant.
This is a really exciting opportunity for the Perl community, and we
hope to make more detailed news available as soon as possible. For
more on Unicode and the Unicode Consortium, visit:
And, of course, Yet Another Society, which also produces the YAPCs,
and has hired the inimitable Damian Conway for a year's worth of
indentured servitude on behalf of the community, can be found at:
* What's new on www.perl.com?
This week on www.perl.com, Joe Nasal discusses the construction of
Gnome applets using Perl and Gtk. Gnome, if you're not familiar with
it, is a popular desktop environment often used in X-Windows-based
GUIs on Linux and other *NIX operating systems. Gnome desktops often
features an applet panel, analogous to the Windows taskbar. Using a
very straightforward example, Joe describes step-by-step how to
build a custom panel applet with the Gtk bindings for Perl.
Of course, the fearless Simon Cozens returns to blaze an intrepid
trail through the wild and often wooly world of Perl mailing lists.
This week, his perl5-porters digest covers the latest on core modules
like Cwd, Errno, and warnings.pm, a strange bug involving the scalar
and x operators, and some nifty extensions to open() that will
likely scare your grandmother. (If she's a Perl hacker, that is.)
As if that wasn't enough, Simon's perl6-lists digest returns again
this week, touching on Dan Sugalski's new PDD on internal data types,
the latest in the rough-and-tumble GC brawls, and more.
So. Until next week, most honorable Perl hackers! Use strict, and
turn those warnings on. We now return you to your regularly
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A Simple Gnome Panel Applet
Build a useful Gnome application in an afternoon! Joe Nasal
explains some common techniques, including widget creation,
signal handling, timers, and event loops.
DBI is OK
Chromatic makes a case for using DBI and shows how it works well
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Article: Creating Modular Web Pages With EmbPerl
If you have ever wished for an "include" HTML tag to reuse large
chunks of HTML, you are in luck. Neil Gunton explains how
Embperl solves the problem.
Article: Writing GUI Applications in Perl/Tk
Nick Temple shows how to program a graphical Point-of-Sale
application in Perl, complete with credit card processing.
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