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Re: 5.8.2 RC2
From: H.Merijn Brand
November 4, 2003 01:05
Re: 5.8.2 RC2
Message ID: 20031104100519.9AE7.H.M.BRAND@hccnet.nl
On Mon 03 Nov 2003 20:45, Nicholas Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It's fun to charter an accountant
> And sail the wide accountan-cy,
> To find, explore the funds offshore
> And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
> Accountancy Shanty - Eric Idle/John Du Prez
> I was hoping to avoid release candidate two, but there have been a few
> significant tweaks since RC1. Notably
> 0: Jan Dubois has provided a patch to make threaded 5.8.2 binary compatible
> with 5.8.0. 5.8.1 accidentally broke binary compatibility with 5.8.0 for
> certain threaded functions, and we feel that given the choice of
> compatibility with only one, choosing 5.8.0 is the lesser of two evils.
> 1: Stas Bekman has worked tirelessly to figure out how I broke mod_perl, and
> we both think that it's all working now.
> 2: Dave Mitchell has fixed several more thread sharing leaks.
> 3: The change to UNIVERSAL has been taken out for now.
> 4: The caching of failure on %INC needs more work, and is out for now
> RC2 actually escaped to CPAN this morning, so it's probably quite
> widespread by now:
The uploaded file
has entered CPAN as
size: 381487 bytes
> (or tar.gz if you really want a 25% larger download.)
> Unless any show stoppers are reported within the next 48 hours I will weigh
> the anchor, and 5.8.2 will be on her way.
> And nothing The Very Big Corporation of America can do will stop us. :-)
> Nicholas Clark
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