Recent Changes

Put up in a place
where it's easy to see
the cryptic admonishment
T.T.T.
When you feel how depressingly
slowly you climb,
it's well to remember that
Things Take Time.

Piet Hein

This page lists all recent changes to my web site except for new journal entries, along with a brief description. Some of this information will be repeated in my journal, but more minor changes will only be noted here. An RSS feed of this information is also available.

Also see changes from 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008.

January 2020

2020-01-17 — Term::ANSIColor 5.01

Add support for NO_COLOR. Fix the uncolor example in the synopsis. Document that aliases are expanded during alias definition.

2020-01-16 — Review: Lent

Review of Lent by Jo Walton.

2020-01-11 — Review: Guardians of the West

Review of Guardians of the West by David Eddings.

2020-01-10 — Review: True Porn Clerk Stories

Review of True Porn Clerk Stories by Ali Davis.

2020-01-10 — Remove link to Acts of Gord

Not something I still want to recommend, so remove it from the active links page.

2020-01-09 — Update signing key for my personal repository

Refresh the signing key linked from the instruction page for my personal Debian repository.

2020-01-08 — Add API documentation for DocKnot

Update the DocKnot distribution page to include all of the module API documentation, missed when App::DocKnot was broken into multiple modules.

2020-01-08 — DocKnot 3.02

Add support for No Maintenance Intended badge. Generate xz-compressed tarballs if needed. Check for files expected to be in a distribution but missing. Remove an existing directory when regenerating a distribution tarball. Remove make warnings when testing C++ builds. Properly skip a test on Windows that requires tar.

2020-01-08 — Move various scripts to an obsolete section

I no longer update several of the scripts on my scripts page. Make this clear by moving them to an obsolete section and adding some information about why they're obsolete.

2020-01-07 — C TAP Harness 4.6

Reformat all C source using clang-format 10. Add valgrind testing to the test suite. Drop support for Perl 5.6 for the test suite.

2020-01-05 — rra-c-util 8.1

Drop support for Perl 5.6. Reformat all C source using clang-format 10. Update suppressions and fix issues found by cppcheck 1.89. Remove snprintf tests that surpassed the promised precision of C floating point numbers.

2020-01-05 — Term::ANSIColor 5.00

Drop support for Perl 5.6. Add support for true color. Allow color aliases to map to multiple attributes and to be defined in terms of other aliases. Document bad interaction between colored output to standard output and other output to standard error. Document how to support CLICOLOR.

2020-01-05 — Broken link cleanup

Another periodic cleanup of broken links.

2020-01-04 — podlators 4.14

Document that parse_lines and parse_string_document expect raw bytes. Fix the test suite with Pod::simple versions older than 3.22.

2020-01-02 — Add more award winners

Add the 2019 winners of the Prix Aurora (Armed in Her Fashion by Kate Heartfield), Philip K. Dick (Theory of Bastards by Audrey Schulman), and Sunburst (Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax). Update some of the award descriptions.

2020-01-02 — Rename Tiptree Award to Otherwise

Following the change decided on in October of 2019 by the award committee, rename the Tiptree Award to the Otherwise Award and adjust links. Older references in other pages will continue to talk about the Tiptree Award, since that was its name at the time.

2020-01-01 — Rotate 2019 changes

Move all web site changes from 2019 to a separate page and remove all entries older than December of 2019 from the current changes page.

2020-01-01 — 2019 reading in review

Add an overview of my 2019 reading, main book recommendations, and reading statistics.

December 2019

2019-12-31 — Review: Woman on the Edge of Time

Review of Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy.

2019-12-30 — Review: Dreyer's English

Review of Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer.

2019-12-29 — Review: To Be Taught, If Fortunate

Review of To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers.

2019-12-28 — Review: Super Pumped

Review of Super Pumped by Mike Isaac.

2019-12-27 — Review: On the Clock

Review of On the Clock by Emily Guendelsberger.

2019-12-26 — Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Review of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson.

2019-12-25 — Review: Lords and Ladies

Review of Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett.

2019-12-25 — podlators 4.13

Increase the minimum supported Perl version to 5.8. Fix warning when outputing without a PerlIO layer. Fix behavior of S<> in Pod::Text with Unicode input. Remove an ancient workaround for Solaris in Pod::Text::Termcap that sets TERMPATH. Remove the fallback to ECMA-048 escape sequences in Pod::Text::Termcap. Further improve the test suite.

2019-12-24 — Review: The Shell Seekers

Review of The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher.

2019-12-23 — Review: Swordheart

Review of Swordheart by T. Kingfisher.

2019-12-22 — Review: Once Broken Faith

Review of Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire.

2019-12-19 — Review: Rogue Protocol

Review of Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells.

Last modified and spun 2020-01-18