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H.Merijn Brand
November 26, 2003 08:01
Re: Follow the bouncing pumpkin: Leon for 5.5.4
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On Wed 26 Nov 2003 16:06, Leon Brocard <> wrote:
> Chip Salzenberg sent the following bits through the ether:
> > Please join me in piling on the, uh, congratulations.  :-)
> Thank you for the wonderful introduction.

And good luck in this new maze of twisty little hackery

> My plan is to release a 5.5.4 soonish which builds under modern
> operating systems and with modern libraries.
> I really believe in Nicholas' view that it is a moral imperative to
> maintain old releases of Perl. I don't plan on changing much at
> all. Bug fixes will not be part of 5.5.4. Security fixes won't be part
> of 5.5.4. This is much like 5.6.2.
> Suggestions and offers of help welcome.

Start with the hint files, and Makfile.SH
when you think you're ready, ask^Wtell Abe what you need for 5.5.4 smokes
make 5.5.4 rsync'able (which I think it already is) and go for white

> [Unfortunately, I won't have much time to work on this before
> christmas, but I'll get the hacking started and then have a better
> idea of how long till the release].
> Many thanks to the previous pumpkins for getting us on this road, Leon

H.Merijn Brand        Amsterdam Perl Mongers (
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