So, short recaps.
As part of $job's Jifty-related work, I've released YAML::Syck 0.44. Like the Locale::Maketext::Lexicon and Locale::Maketext::Simple modules released earlier this week, it's now under the MIT license. (Really the same license as libsyck itself, but somehow Why calls it the "BSD" license. Oh well...)
acd++ and coneill++ plugged several memory leaks in this release, and brought in Devel::Leak to ensure those cases never regress again. I'm so relieved to see people with real C-fu jumping into the foray... Also, alexmv++ sent in two interop test cases against YAML.pm on recursive structures; those were also corrected in 0.44.
In other Syck news, Why mentioned that he'd like to resume working on libsyck, by merging from Syck implementors, provide better documentation, and ensure better interop across implementations. Yay!
Another $job related work today was a built-from-scratch port of GHC 6.4.2 to AIX 4.3, in order to build OpenAFP. (OpenAFP was my first Haskell project before Pugs, to deal with IBM's AFP format; it's a much saner successor to Parse::AFP.) That involved a lot of C hackery, but eventually all went well.
It's very nice to see Summer-of-Code applications rolling in. So far most of the applications involved a bit of back-and-forth between applicant and mentors, so don't delay until the last minute -- submit early to get more feedback! :-)