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Jarkko Hietaniemi
December 12, 2000 19:17
Re: Debian sitting on Perl bugs
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On Tue, Dec 12, 2000 at 09:23:48PM -0500, Andy Dougherty wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Dec 2000, Simon Cozens wrote:
> > So I took a look at, and found that there's a bunch more
> > bugs in Perl that you guys know about and have fixed. The problem is, we
> > have no idea about them and they're still loose in our source tree.
> > So, I'm suggesting that it would be in both our interests to have some
> > kind of co-operation.
> I should point out that, over the long haul, we've had excellent
> cooperation from Darren and debian.  Certainly lack of time has often been
> a problem on one end or the other or both, and sadly our release schedules
> have never been even close to in sync but overall it's worked well.
> In the past, Chip or I would often be active either at the Debian end or
> the perl end (or both) to help keep things in sync.  But lately,
> everyone's busy with other things.

Once upon a time, in a country far far away, when I still had free time,
I once in a while tried to shake the various BSD trees and see what
Perl bugs/changes would fall out.  Most of the changes from back then
(two years or so ago) have now been folded back to the hints/*bsd*.sh
files, but I'm certain something new has come up since then.

> So yes, Simon, you're right, we have some catching up to do.  But it's
> still appropriate to pipe up and thank Darren for all that he's already
> done over the years.

$jhi++; #
        # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
        # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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