Exciting news. Jon has decided to name the October Rakudo release after the TO group, due to the excitement and buzz from our perl6 hackathon.
Rakudo Perl follows a monthly release cycle, with each release code named after a Perl Mongers group. The October 2009 is code named "Thousand Oaks" for their amazing Perl 6 hackathon, their report at http://www.lowlevelmanager.com/2009/09/perl-6-hackathon.html, and just because I like the name :-)
Thanks for inviting me to the perl6 hackathon, that was loads of fun. Crazy to remember a time when I could spend 8 hours on a Saturday doing fun hacking and not working... Looking forward to doing it again, maybe hosting down here in Santa Monica (but it's hard to hack when the beach is right there, just calling). Maybe this time I'll even write some perl6. (though pir was fun too).
Subject:Rakudo October Release
From:Jonathan Scott Duff <perlpilot@<elided>.com >
Date:Tue, 20 Oct 2009 21:42:54 -0500
Hello there, I'm handling the Rakudo release for October in a couple of days and I wanted to let /someone/ from TO.pm know that I've chosen Thousand Oaks as the code name for this release for two reasons:
1) You guys held a Perl 6 hackathon TO++
2) I just like the name "Thousand Oaks" :-)
Your blog was linked in the release document, so you're it for me contacting TO.pm.
I realize I probably could have just emailed TO's mailing list, but for some reason that didn't sit well with me. It felt as if it would be too abrupt. In any case, feel free to share the news with the rest of TO.pm (or just wait for the release annoucement if you want :-)
Jonathan Scott Duff