2021.48 Raku at FOSDEM 2022

Good news from the FOSDEM organizers: there will be an online Raku DevRoom at FOSDEM 2022. Please stay tuned for more information on how to make sure you can get a presentation in. And of course, this should not prevent you from submitting a presentation to any of the other tracks to spread the word of the Raku Programming Language. Such as the Declarative and Minimalistic Computing track to name but one example.

Still not so happy on the M1

Steve Roe continues their journey with Raku on their new M1 laptop with MacOS Monterey in “Raku at the Monterey Docks (Part II)“. Comments and suggestions are still welcome!

Wenzel’s Corner

Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer wrote two blog posts this week, inspired by recent events.

Flavio’s Corner

Flavio Poletti wrote two blog posts inspired by the Weekly Challenge:


JJ Atria has adopted the Jonathan Scott Duff‘s AI::FANN distribution in the past week, and Elizabeth Mattijsen has adopted Timothy Totten‘s HTTP::Status distribution. Check out the Raku Module Adoption Center if you would like to adopt a module, and you don’t know which one!

Still coming closer!

Only a few days to go, and it’s Advent Calendar time again! Make sure you get a slot in this year’s Advent Calendar for the Raku Programming Language, by adding your blog post proposal to the preliminary list of authors and articles!


Weekly Challenge #141 is available for your perusal.

No Release Manager

If you are interested in doing this responsible job, please make yourself known on the #raku-dev channel on Libera.chat. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated!

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Stefan Seifert fixed an issue with native callbacks and libffi.
  • Ben Davies made sure sockets are closed when an async error occurs in an async connection.
  • Christian Bartolomäus fixed various issues on the JVM backend.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen added .unshift / .prepend methods to the IterationBuffer class, and made Telemetry‘s snap(:head) candidate return the filename of the heap dump.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku modules

  • Node::Ethereum::Keccak256::Native “Raku binding to original Keccak256-2011” by Konstantin Narkhov.
  • Ikoko “Simple Read-Only interface to the AWS Secrets Manager” by Jonathan Stowe.
  • App::Browser “OS independent interface to a browser” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

A bit of a short, but regular week. Guess the various Holidays are to blame :-). Please check in again next week for more Rakudo news. And it can’t be said enough: stay healthy and stay safe. See you then!

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