This afternoon I gave a revised Deploying Perl 6 talk to Boston.pm; thanks to putter++ for inviting me there! It was very nice to report the new progress that happened during the two hackathons since YAPC::NA, and people seems to like the v6-alpha roadmap very well. The slides are available as PDF and Flash as usual.
Was going to recap gaal++'s work the new AST and metaobject protocol today, but got myself sidetracked from #parrotsketch into a very long discussion on the possibility to deprecate an obscure feature (:immediate) from PIR.
Thanks to chip++ and allison++, a speedy consensus was reached within a day: We'll code up a saner alternative for the only thing people are currently (ab)using it for, but keep the :immediate syntax alive because there may be some unexpected use for it in the future.
It's wonderful to see #parrot and its RT queue becoming very active and helpful these days, due to Andy's successful call for janitors. Yay!
On the summaries front, kudra++ redid the Parrot section to fix the off-by-three-years error, and nothingmuch++ produced some scripts to make URI shortening and text formating easier, while preserving full links to Google Groups, as suggested by feedback comments on use.perl. It'll be a more smooth process next week... :-)