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MacPerl 5.6.1a5 Released

From:
Chris Nandor
Date:
September 1, 2001 18:03
Subject:
MacPerl 5.6.1a5 Released
Message ID:
p05100303b7b73264e395@[10.0.1.177]
MacPerl 5.6.1a5 is released.  It is expected to be the last alpha release
before MacPerl 5.6.1b1.  You can get it from the MacPerl Development
web site:

	http://dev.macperl.org/

Major highlights from this release:

* Almost all Mac:: extensions work

* MPW-style error reporting now the default for printing errors from
  Matthias Neeracher; can be switched to Unix-style error reporting with
  MacPerl::ErrorFormat(0) (1 == MPW) or Mac::err pragma, e.g.:

    perl -MMac::err=unix -e '...'

* Updated with GUSI 2.1.9 and db 1.8.6a, fixing various problems

* More module test/fixes from Thomas Wegner

* Almost all tests pass now, except for four with known problems
  (two problems with GUSI, one with SFIO), and 24 or so tests
  that don't run at all because they test something MacPerl does
  not support, or the tests require forking etc.


Notable known problems to be resolved:

* DB_File / NDBM_File not compatible with MacPerl 5.2.0r4 (this
  is also why MacPerl Help cannot be read by the MacPerl app)

* Application quits when trying to Mac::Processes::LaunchApplication

* XFCNs and CGI Script extension crash

Please see http://dev.macperl.org/ to see what other bugs exist.  Please
download and test MacPerl 5.6.1a5 and report any new bugs, and a word for
successes is always welcome.

Thanks,

-- Chris

----------------
Version v5.6.1a5
----------------

____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11817] By: pudge                                 on 2001/09/01  22:36:29
        Log: Fix test
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   ! t/lib/b.t
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11816] By: pudge                                 on 2001/09/01  22:15:09
        Log: Misc. patches: fix tests script; add Mac::LowMem; quiet
             warnings in Config.pm with -W; increase default and
             minimum RAM; bump version number.
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   + macos/lib/Mac/LowMem.pm
	   ! macos/MPVersion.r macos/MacPerlTests.cmd macos/Makefile.mk
	   ! macos/configpm macos/macperl/MacPerl.r
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11815] By: pudge                                 on 2001/09/01  22:10:49
        Log: Make syntax check report in MPW style, fix tests
             to use Mac::err=unix to get normal-style error
             messages.
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   ! perl.c t/lib/b.t t/op/misc.t t/op/runlevel.t t/pod/testp2pt.pl
	   ! t/pragma/strict.t t/pragma/subs.t t/pragma/warnings.t
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11814] By: pudge                                 on 2001/09/01  22:09:08
        Log: Make MPW-style errors optional (but the default); add
             MacPerl::ErrorFormat() function and Mac::err pragma
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   + macos/ext/Mac/err/Makefile.PL macos/ext/Mac/err/err.pm
	   + macos/ext/Mac/err/err.xs
	   ! macos/ext/Mac/Makefile.mk macos/ext/MacPerl/MacPerl.xs
	   ! macos/macish.c macos/macish.h macos/macperl.sym
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11813] By: pudge                                 on 2001/09/01  22:01:40
        Log: More module and test ports from Thomas Wegner et al
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   ! ext/File/Glob/Glob.pm ext/File/Glob/bsd_glob.c
	   ! lib/File/DosGlob.pm lib/File/Spec/Mac.pm lib/File/Temp.pm
	   ! t/lib/dosglob.t t/lib/filespec.t t/lib/ftmp-security.t
	   ! t/op/magic.t
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11806] By: pudge                                 on 2001/09/01  00:04:52
        Log: Integrate change 11801 from maintperl
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   ! perl.c
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11781] By: pudge                                 on 2001/08/29  02:28:33
        Log: Delete xsubpp.patch, as full copy exists now
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   - macos/xsubpp.patch
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11780] By: pudge                                 on 2001/08/29  02:26:03
        Log: Add Changes file
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   + macos/Changes
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11779] By: pudge                                 on 2001/08/29  02:23:11
        Log: Add Mac version of xsubpp as separate file
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   + macos/xsubpp
	   ! macos/Makefile.mk
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11778] By: pudge                                 on 2001/08/29  02:14:57
        Log: Fix open of /dev/null for Mac OS
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   ! t/base/term.t
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11777] By: pudge                                 on 2001/08/29  02:12:52
        Log: Various patches: enable more tests; skip CVS in PerlInstall;
             fix typemap for Mac::Processes; remove comments in MM_MacOS.pm
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   ! macos/MacPerlTests.cmd macos/PerlInstall
	   ! macos/ext/Mac/Processes/typemap macos/lib/ExtUtils/MM_MacOS.pm
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11776] By: pudge                                 on 2001/08/29  02:11:42
        Log: Allow for platforms to override formatting of errors
             on output from Matthias Neeracher (Mac files)
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   ! macos/macish.c macos/macish.h
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11775] By: pudge                                 on 2001/08/29  01:59:32
        Log: Allow for platforms to override formatting of errors
             on output from Matthias Neeracher (core files)
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   ! perl.h pp_ctl.c util.c
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11774] By: pudge                                 on 2001/08/29  01:29:43
        Log: Add some param checking, from reports by Kevin Reid.
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   ! macos/ext/Mac/Controls/Controls.pm
	   ! macos/ext/Mac/Menus/Menus.pm macos/ext/Mac/Windows/Windows.pm
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11720] By: pudge                                 on 2001/08/19  19:00:16
        Log: Integrate Change #11599 from maint-5.6/perl
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	  !> README.win32
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11501] By: pudge                                 on 2001/07/30  12:57:56
        Log: Fix O_RDONLY check to check for O_RDONLY.
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	   ! doio.c
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11500] By: pudge                                 on 2001/07/30  12:41:11
        Log: Integrate miscellaneous changes from maint-5.6/perl.
     Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
	  !> MANIFEST t/TEST t/harness t/pod/testp2pt.pl t/run/runenv.t


-- 
Chris Nandor                      pudge@pobox.com    http://pudge.net/
Open Source Development Network    pudge@osdn.com     http://osdn.com/



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