Tel Aviv Perl Mongers: Getting started in open source
As SawyerX announced the next meeting of
the Tel Aviv Perl Mongers will take place on this
Wednesday, the 23 February. There are going to be two lightning talks but most of the time I am
going to fill with a presentation on how to get involved in Open Source projects.
We have a web site for Perl in Israel
that has a lot of content. It has some design but of course it could be improved a lot.
That's one of the things I'd like to achieve. A better design for perl.org.il.
For that we will also need to improve the way the site is built.
That's what I am going to use as an example on how to get involved in open source.
It might be not as interesting as contributing to Dancer
with the possibility of thousands or even millions of users but nevertheless it allows me
to show some of the techniques required.
The web site of Perl in Israel
The website is currently a bunch of static files generated by a few perl scripts
using HTML::Template. It is in a Subversion repository.
In order to make simple changes one needs to be able to do the following:
use subversion to check out the current code
We will install SVN if needed and learn a bit about it.
Checking out the source of the web site using the following command: