Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Perl 6 microgrant

Apparently I forgot to mention here that I applied for, and was accepted for, one of the Perl 6 Microgrants. I'll be working as much as possible (which, given what's going on with the store, might not be as much as I'd like) on finishing the various Perl 6-related packages for Fedora. I'll be giving regular status updates here, and I've gone back and tagged a couple of old updates appropriately.

By "finish", I mean resolving a few issues (like fixing pugs so it knows about vendor_perl and allows for a arch/noarch split), cleaning up the packages to match the Fedora packaging guidelines and fix anything rpmlint complains about, and actually get the packages accepted in Fedora. Ideally Fedora 8 will support everything Perl 6-related out of the box.

On that note, I tried updating my parrot package tonight at the St. Louis Perl Mongers meeting. The build fails, at least on x86_64.
Failed Test Stat Wstat Total Fail Failed List of Failed
t/compilers/pge/06-grammar.t 0 11 16 26 162.50% 4-16
t/examples/shootout.t 1 256 20 1 5.00% 16
6 tests and 587 subtests skipped.
Failed 2/295 test scripts, 99.32% okay. 14/7356 subtests failed, 99.81% okay.

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