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Russ Allbery
February 25, 2000 22:56
Re: Name of the next stable release
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Gurusamy Sarathy <> writes:
> On 25 Feb 2000 10:51:53 +0100, Andreas J. Koenig wrote:

>> A very pragmatic question:

>> how are you going to name the upcoming perl distribution files
>> exactly, especially the one that will be the next stable perl?

> The release itself will be:

>     perl5.6.0.tar.gz
>     perl5.6.0.patch.gz

A very minor request:  Would it be possible to use perl-5.6.0 instead of
perl5.6.0 as the base name of the tarball?  The additional hyphen to
separate the version number from the package name is something of a de
facto convention; I'm probably not the only person who has compilation and
package management scripts that prefer to have it there.

I realize that's not been the convention in the past for Perl tarballs,
but while we're changing version numbering conventions and all....

Russ Allbery (         <URL:>

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