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Jarkko Hietaniemi
September 3, 2003 06:58
"vendor" patch pickup
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One thing we should do before 5.8.1 is to check the various "vendors'"
(in quotes since only some of them are commercial) patches they have
made for Perl (especially for Perl 5.8.0).  For example, we should
check that we are not missing something obvious already patched by
the FreeBSD people.

I'm thinking of at least the following "vendors":

- RedHat (though we know that Chip Turner is present...)
- SuSE
- Debian
- Gentoo
- FreeBSD
- NetBSD
- OpenBSD
- Cygwin

If you are familiar with one or more of these platforms, and know
where to go for their patch kits, and you know the relevant mailing
lists, and how to contact the patch kit authors if more information is
needed, please state here in p5p your intention of checking those patches,
and then report back to p5p.

Typically these patches include little tweaks to the hints/* files, or
small portability tweaks to either source code or library code.  Some
patches maybe more controversial, like Configure tweaks that probably
are meant to work only on that particular plaftorm, or tweaks to
installperl, or <shudder> to MakeMaker.  We can let them have the more
problematic patches :-) but the trivial ones we might want to borgify
back to the core, to cut down both their future work, and ours.

Jarkko Hietaniemi <> "There is this special
biologist word we use for 'stable'.  It is 'dead'." -- Jack Cohen

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