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OVERVIEW -------- Parrot Plumage (name subject to change) is the future Parrot module ecosystem. It will include tools to search metadata, handle dependencies, install modules, and so forth. This is the first rough prototype of the toolchain for Parrot Plumage. The initial overall design document can be found at: https://trac.parrot.org/parrot/wiki/ModuleEcosystem We practice the 'whirlpool' development model, so this design document could at best be described as "getting us close enough to the sucking vortex to begin our descent". We expect to make many changes as we discover new issues during implementation. BUILDING -------- Configure and make as usual, except the configure script must be run using Parrot's NQP interpreter: $ parrot_nqp Configure.nqp $ make If your Parrot does not have a parrot_nqp binary, this is a strong indication that your Parrot is too old, and you will need to upgrade it before building Parrot Plumage. CONTRIBUTING ------------ Commit bits are given freely to those who have sent in a signed CLA to the Parrot project; just ping japhb on #parrot at irc.parrot.org and ask. If you prefer, you are welcome to clone the git repository and send patches -- one of us will review them and commit or reply with comments. With your first patch or commit, please add yourself to the CREDITS file. To contribute code right now you will want to be familiar with both the NQP and PIR languages. Our metadata is stored as JSON, which should be fairly easy to understand, but currently the Parrot JSON parser is rather picky, so it helps to be pedantic if it's whining at you. Our code layout conventions match those in most common use on the Parrot project, and are all relatively common sense. Fundamentally, our committer rules boil down to the same ones Parrot uses: Rule 1: Don't break the build. Rule 2: Increase the awesome. (chromatic++ for these.) LICENSE ------- Parrot Plumage is Copyright (C) 2009, The Parrot Foundation, and is distributed under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0. For more details, see the full text of the license in the file LICENSE.