Planet Moose – May 2014

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Welcome to Planet Moose, a brief write up on what’s been happening in the world of Moose in the past month, for the benefit of those of you who don’t have their eyes permanently glued to the IRC channel, or the MetaCPAN recent uploads page.

If you’d like to contribute some news for next month’s issue, you can do so on the wiki.


Moose 2.1206 and 2.1207 have been released; they don’t contain any jaw-dropping new features. If you’re running an earlier 2.12xx release, you should probably upgrade for bugfixyness, and you shouldn’t have to deal with your code breaking because of Moose changes.


Mouse 2.3.0 has been released and fixes a memory leak. I don’t know why that warrants the 2.2.x -> 2.3.x version bump.


Moo 1.004_004, 1.004005, and 1.004006 have been released which include much of the bugfixing and improvements I wrote about last month. It’s now incredibly close to passing its test suite on Perl 5.6.


Stevan Little has blogged twice about the p5-mop project’s latest rewrite. The new version appears to be perhaps somewhat more ambitious than the previous one, including creating a new reference type for mop objects. I’m hopeful that it gets somewhere.

Perl 5.20.0

Somebody’s gone and uploaded something called Perl 5.20.0 to CPAN. I don’t know if that’s of interest to anybody…

In other news…