February 28, 2005
Perl and Mandrakelinux
Perl programmers have a special reason for choosing Mandrakelinux as their desktop operating system. Mandrakelinux uses Perl for dozens of the graphical "value added" utilities included with the distribution, including much of the Mandrakelinux Control Center. I asked Mandrakelinux for an interview with a top Perl contributor and they sent Rafael Garcia-Suarez my way. Besides being heavily involved with Perl at Mandrakesoft, Rafael is also the pumpking for the Perl 5.10 release. Rafael answered my questions about using Perl for GUI programming and how he balances his day job with being pumpking.