[Catalyst] Advent Calendar... Grant proposal...

Robert Brown rob at intelcompute.com
Sat Jan 3 20:48:58 GMT 2015

I find that getting involved in a project like Catalyst is much like 
releasing your own CPAN module - possibly daunting at first, hence some 

 From my own experience only, it took years to finally find something I 
was comfortable to release, but when I did, it then starts to flow.

To me, it's all about that initial involvement... that first step, and 
making it as painless as possible.

Maybe I've been skipping things recently, do we have a roadmap?  A 
simple list of issues, bugs, and feature-requests?  Something 
Trello-esque maybe?
and as small as possible?

Do we have a documented workflow?  Perhaps even down to copy & paste 
commands to cut a branch, etc.

I'd personally love to pick up a simple documentation "fix" to get 
involved.  More to get a feel of actually contributing back to the 
codebase, as simple as that sounds, I feel it may be a huge stumbling 
block for most.

If we make simpler, we may have more success?

Just some random 2-cents...

On 03/01/15 20:08, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
> From:
> http://www.catalystframework.org/calendar/2014/21
> "I've also considered making a request for a grant from the Perl 
> Foundation in order to work on these docs, and wonder what you all 
> think of that :)"
> I think that one of the main use of Perl is to create web apps.
> And the best way of creating web apps is by using a web framework.
> And the most developed web framework for Perl is Catalyst.
> But those who prefer other frameworks do it because they consider 
> Catalyst too complex and hard to understand.
> So yes, a more clear documentation for Catalyst should be very helpful.
> Newbies might have the time and willing to write it, but they might 
> not know what to write. :)
> So... applying for a grant to do it may be the solution.
> --Octavian
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