I have just uploaded Workflow release 0.32_6 to CPAN.
This release contains a patch from a fellow Workflow user, Robert Stockdale. He has just recently joined the small Workflow team.
I am already looking into the next release as I have received new patches from an Ivan Paponov, who also happens to be using Workflow.
This is really great as the user base is slowly increasing or at least showing it’s face and interest. At the same time, the developer group is growing and we actually get releases shipped.
So currently we are discussing the application of the patches from Ivan – and as soon as the smoke settles from the 0.32_6 release, 0.32_7 should be ready.
Over Christmas I hope I can find the time to get some work done on the test suite and documentation, I suspect both are somewhat outdated, so test coverage will be descreasing and documentation not as fulfilling as it could be.
I have given some though as whether to do a Workflow presentation in 2009. Perhaps starting with the Copenhagen Perl Mongers, then perhaps NPW and finally YAPC Europe 2009.
At the YAPC::Europe 2008 in Copenhagen I acquired two books
- Learning Python, 3rd. Edition, ISBN 978-0-596-51398-6
- Intellectual Property and Open Source, ISBN 978-0-596-51796-0
I skimmed the later and started reading the Python book. And a funny thing which struck me.
Both books have explicit mentions of Perl, my favorite language.
The first book contains a comparison with Perl together with other languages and the author is of the opinion that Python has a cleaner design and a simpler syntax making it easier to read and maintain and keeps the number of bugs low.
The other book however has a longer discussion of the problems with the artistic license.
Funny that when I want to buy non-Perl tech books Perl still stands out.
I might get back to both titles later on, for now I am just a bit sorry I did not see Python 3 coming, my radar must be broken, anyway – having a reference book on Python 2.5 is probably a good thing.
About the other title, it is a but after the Artistic license a license to, which I am all too familiar, being a Perl programmer and CPAN contributor, so I wonder what the authors take is on the ruling in the Jacobsen vs. Katzer case.
I wonder if the author has a blog or something…