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Gabor Szabo
Day Sunday
Room Ferrer
Start time 15:20
End time 15:35
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
Padre, the Perl IDE: Building an open source team, getting the project to users against the odds

When I started to build Padre, the Perl IDE in June 2008 almost everyone in the Perl community thought it is a waste of effort in a failed project to create something that no one wants.

After 1.5 year, over 50 releases, more than 10,000 commits by many contributors we can say Padre is on its way to become the de facto editor for Perl 5 and Perl 6.

It would have not been possible without the growing support from the Perl community and without the reuse of over 200 CPAN modules written by other people.

In this talk I'll talk about Padre and how we managed to build the team. How we got included in all the major Linux distributions and what else have we done to build the product?

Padre is a Perl IDE written in Perl 5. It provides special features for editing both Perl 5 and Perl 6 files. It is available on Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, and Mac OSX.