All good things come to an end
We met on Friday early evening and parted on Monday late evening, so the hackathon was about as long as a YAPC would be, but because there were only about thirty people and they were all in the same room, it was much easier to talk to everyone, exchange ideas and work together.
Flights, hotel costs, lunches, dinners, drinks and snacks were all paid for by Vienna.pm with the help of the hackathon sponsors, 123people and Österreichischer Bibliothekenverbund (the Austrian Library Network and Services Ltd).
H.Merijn Brand (Tux) and Abe Timmerman (abeltje) worked on Test::Smoke issues. Abe Timmerman (abeltje) managed to build in git support and H.Merijn Brand (Tux) created Test::Smoke::Metabase, a interface for sending Test::Smoke reports into the new CPANTESTERS-2.0 infrastructure. Integrating all that was done will happen in the next few weeks.
Marcel Grünauer (hanekomu) discussed with Andreas König about a Webservice API for PAUSE. Through that API it should be possible to edit maintainership permissions, add module registration metadata and delete files without having to use the PAUSE web site. In the first phase, to see how this all works out, they arranged a read-only access to the PAUSE data. The API so far only consists of a few minor GET URLs and is not live yet. Have a look at PAUSE-Web. To talk with the API, Marcel also wrote a PAUSE client library and worked on App::perlzonji, a clever alternative to perldoc. Marcel also uploaded some pictures of the Hackathon event.
Stefan Hornburg (racke) worked on the Debian packaging for Sympa 6, a mailing list manager written in Perl. In addition to upgrading the packaging scripts used for Sympa 5, 18 Debian bugs and 2 Sympa bugs have been fixed.
Jozef Kutej (jozef) and Emmanuel Rodriguez (potyl) created Debian packages for Gtk2::Sourceview2 and Xacobeo to libgtk2-sourceview2-perl and libxacobeo-perl. They also created the patchedit script which checks and fixes the quality of the patches descriptions for the debian-perl packages.
Thanks to all attendees, who travelled from near and far to Vienna to spend some of their precious free time hacking on various projects.
Thanks to Metalab for providing us with a great venue, vast quantities of Club Mate and the incredible Metacade.
And even more thanks to the wonderful team: Peter Stoehr, Lars Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ 迪拉斯 (daxim) and Jozef Kutej (jozef). Roland Lammel, our treasurer could not attend, but he made sure we had easy access to Vienna.pm's money.
Last modified: 15/04/10 14:46 by Marcel Grünauer (hanekomu)