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David Grove
April 3, 2000 00:59
RE: 5.6.0 ready for prime-time?
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> > left it off and went on to the next configuration item. Even
> if, get that,
> > even if "perl Makefile.PL POLLUTE=1" solves the problem, 5.6.0
> is still out
> > of sync with CPAN.
> That I don't see your name at the "current testers" page as tester of
> platforms Windows like at surely must be a
> mistake, right?

No. I wasn't aware of it. I am now and subscribed, and even somewhat excited
about it. Permission to email you some questions about this group in private
email? The page isn't very explanatory.

> Your efforts would be far more valuable there than they seem to be
> "here".

I'd very likely be more polite there. Even so, I'll still haunt this group
(p5p) from time to time when I see somebody being stepped on.

> A lot of module authors don't have access to a Windows environment,
> but I have yet to see any who was not more than happy to get patches
> improving compatibility with other platforms, including Windows.

Patches I can do. Win98, NTS4SP5, SuSE 6.2, Win2K, BeOS, TurboLinux 4, and
likely FreeBSD or whatever ends up on my spare partition in my Pavillion. (I
can't get the damn drive out! Might as well use it for something.)

> If you really care then you would go and help them.

Just remember one thing, however. I work 13-18 hours a day on perl already.
But I'll pitch in wherever I can. It actually fits right now because getting
stable modules on Win32 is a primary goal of CM/PM and CMCD. Maybe I can
even get my boss to fund a minimal amount of my time there. He's pretty
open, as long as he makes money in the long run. ;-))

Actually he's been wonderful. Without him there would be no CM 1.0 or CMCD

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