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Howdy All, Those of you that watch CPAN will have noted that Perl Catalyst 5.90090 has landed! This actually happened a few days ago but I wanted to watch CPAN testers to make sure distribution was stable before telling you all to got ahead and download. it. This version of... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Modern Perl
Hi All. Last night I finished my regression testing on the current development release of Perl Catalyst ( This release is looking good from my angle (and the previous 002 release also accumulated a solid passing record on CPAN Testers, leading me to feel the code is starting to shape... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Modern Perl
Morning all, There's a new poll aimed at the community: Its only eight questions so shouldn't cause you a lot of trouble at work :) Please take a look. We also release the second development cut of Perl Catalyst Australorp, which is going to eventually be the 5.9009x stable... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Modern Perl
This week we released Perl Catalyst 5.90085, the fifth installment in the stable 5.9008x branch. This release continues to focus on providing workarounds for people using unusual or non standard encodings, and are having trouble with all the UTF-8 normalization that Catalyst now does. 5.900.85 added three new configuration settings... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Modern Perl
Good morning Catalyst users! Today we announce that the Holland development cycle is complete. Catalyst v5.90080 is now on CPAN. The only changes from 5.90079_008 are minor documentation changes. Check it out! If you've not been following, this release of Catalyst has major changes and improvements in UTF-8 and encoding... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Modern Perl
Now that the current development cycle is starting to close (barring show stopper bugs we will make the current dev008 release stable later this week) I want to circulate the current proposed issue list for hacking during the upcoming development burn. This is a preliminary list and will likely... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Modern Perl
Today I shipped the seventh development release of Perl Catalyst 'Holland': If you have already been testing dev006 shipped earlier this week you don't need to worry about this one since its nearly all documentation updates. This release represents updates to documention primarily around UTF8 and encoding. This is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Modern Perl
Hey All, Perl Catalyst version 5.90079_006 'Holland' has been on CPAN for a few days and appears to be stable. In addition I've been checking around and it seems most of the common views and Plugins are ok or have been updated to be good with the new changes. As... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Modern Perl
I'm please to announce the 4th development release in the Perl Catalyst "Holland" branch! We continue to make changes around encoding and UTF8 to better support existing plugins and existing code. We also made a first stab at documentation and tried to make using encoding a bit more flexible.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Modern Perl
Hey all! There's a new development release on CPAN which has a ton of fixes and changes around UTF8 and encoding. Amongst these changes are te fact UTF8 encoding is enabled by default, which is a proposed change still subject to reversing if it turns out to be too painful.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Modern Perl I don't have articles to cover 25 days and could use a hand! I can commit to doing articles on each new feature and a review of the current development branch "Holland". That's about 10 articles. The rest I could really use some contrib. Thanks! jnap Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Modern Perl
Hello Catalyst Lovers and Users! Let's see if we can get one more release of Catalyst out the door in time for Advent 2014 (see 2013 if you are not familiar)! For this release we've moved issue tracking from Questhub to Github Issues. Questhub is fantastic but more people already... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Modern Perl
Morning Catalyst Programmers and Users! I'm pleased to announced that the current development branch of Catalyst has been deemed stable and ready for use. This release of Catalyst has focused on stablizing features introduced in earlier version, but it has the usually accompaniment of new features and documentation improvements. You... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Modern Perl
The PSGI specification describes middleware as: "A middleware component takes another PSGI application and runs it. From the perspective of a server, a middleware component is a PSGI application. From the perspective of the application being run by the middleware component, the middleware is the server. Generally, this will be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Modern Perl
Hi Catalyst stakeholders! There was a lengthy discussion on IRC about Catalyst debug mode, log debugging and how it possibly relates to enviroment. Based on this we created notes on questhub and I cut a branch off Ancona and gave it a first pass. I'll blog more later but here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Modern Perl
Howdy Catalyst Lovers! Here's a quick update on things that have been happening with Catalyst recently. On the stable branch we've had a bunch of updates to improve how the new support for the Plack http exception middleware works. We've also had a bunch of documention and test case fixes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Modern Perl
Howdy All, One of the main ongoing themes of discussion around Perl Catalyst is to determine a mid to long term roadmap for where the platform is going. Over the past 18 months we've primarily worked on tasks around improving how Catalyst works with its PSGI underpinnings and we've also... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Modern Perl
Morning programmers and well wishers! So if you ever said, "I'll buy John a beer when we meet at YACP for all the open source contribs he's done over the years..." I'd rather you head over to my buddies fantasy TV show Kickstarter and consider a pledge. The Rangers This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Modern Perl
Hello Catalyst Stakeholders! Well, I've been quite busy and since nobody else (hint! hint!) stepped up to stick a fork in our goals for the next release of Catalyst, I guess I will just go ahead. The questhub list is here, and is the placewhere you should go to add... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Modern Perl
Hi Catalyst Community! I've posted a quest list of things that are likely suspects for the next development cycle of Perl Catalyst, codenamed "Ancona". Please take a look and ponder the possible futures! About the Ancona Duck: Ancona's are mild tempered ducks that can be great self foragers given... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Modern Perl
Good Morning Catalyst Developers and Users! A few days ago we closed the Runner development branch and posted Perl Catalyst 5.90060 to CPAN. This was just taking the sixth development release and making it stable, after I could see several hundred passing test cases with the fifth and sixth releases.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Modern Perl
This evening I was doing the last gut check on the new stable release of Catalyst (on the way to cpan, look for the official announce when I see some passing tests :) ) and part of that is that I cut a new clean local-lib (using Perlbrew) and install... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Modern Perl
Howdy Catalyst Hackers and Users! I'm pleased to announce that the fifth development release of the next stable version of Perl Catalyst is on CPAN now. Follows is discussion. Please note this summary aggregates several previous development versions as well. So we are moving towards the end of the first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Modern Perl
Good Morning Catalyst Stakeholders! Yesterday we released a point update to the 5.9005x series which fixed a critical bug in how Catalyst::Plugin::ConfigLoader interacted with installing Plack middleware via configuration. If that was giving you trouble, it should now be fixed. We also documented and tested a previously existing feature that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Modern Perl
If reading any of the 2013 Perl Catalyst Advent articles has inspired you to get involved, I've just posted the preliminary quest list for the next development cycle on questhub. Check it out, log in, vote, leave your thoughts etc. The 'Runner' branch (which is named after the rare and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Modern Perl