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Perl 5.14.0 RC2

From:
Jesse Vincent
Date:
May 4, 2011 09:53
Subject:
Perl 5.14.0 RC2
Message ID:
20110504165255.GA6593@puppy
   Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
   of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated by
   leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
   sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
   swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
   down their paved streets.
   
   Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
   obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
   company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
   the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford
   will govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina.
   This is the first time he has applied quantity production methods to
   trouble"
   
                   -- Greg Grandin, /Fordlandia, the Rise and Fall of
                                   Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City/


I've just uploaded the second release candidate for Perl 5.14.0 to PAUSE.

SOnce it's made its way through the mirroring system, you'll find it at:

search.cpan.org/dist/perl-5.14.0-RC2/

SHA1 sums for this release are:

327465c2538984c5176555f129888fc8dd09daf0  perl-5.14.0-RC2.tar.bz2
dbbe6c4a8acb72dc8735bf4f5db1d7d0548b52e2  perl-5.14.0-RC2.tar.gz

Since RC1, we've:
  
  * Fixed a regression related to Unicode and character classes 
    reported by George Greer
  
  * Muzzled several tests that hang on a variety of platforms
  
  * Fixed a typo that caused build problems with the vendor compiler
    on Solaris x86_64
  
  * Documented several new features that had previously been 
    undocumented

While we go to lengths to ensure that new versions of Perl don't break
existing programs, it does happen. It's really, really important that
we catch unintentional breakage BEFORE we release Perl 5.14.0. It is
imperative that you test this release candidate with any software written
in Perl which you use or maintain.

Similarly, we test Perl on a variety of operating systems on a number of
platforms with several different compilers. If you're not 100% certain
that we're testing yours, NOW is the time to make sure that Perl 5.14.0
builds and passes its tests on your platform.

If no "showstopper" class bugs are found in the next 7 days, we will
release a virtually identical tarball as Perl 5.14.0 on Wednesday, 
May 11.

Best,
Jesse





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