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Jan Dubois
February 28, 2007 13:22
RE: $Win32::VERSION problem
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On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Jerry D. Hedden wrote:
> Jan Dubois wrote:
> > One thing we could do, at least for maint, is duplicate the old code
> > from win32/win32.c in Win32CORE and remove the version check for
> > Win32.
> >
> > I can make a patch for this later this week, but I don't think it
> > should end up in blead (except maybe for testing), because this
> > would be essentially dead bloat.
> Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> > I'd rather not have this even in maint - there really doesn't seem
> > to any reason to do it. Is there anything I can do to help get new
> > libwin32 and Win32 distributions out?

I've been waiting for more feedback on how people feel about this
situation (I've also had no time to actually *do* anything yet).

I'll try to do the releases on the weekend, and also post my plans for
future libwin32 maintenance on the libwin32 mailing list (I essentially
want to release modules separately and not as this big bundle, as having
a big distribution effectively prevents me from making new releases
because I never find enough time in one chunk to apply all the
outstanding patches to all the modules).

> Why not have this in maint? Currently, the Cygwin distribution
> installs a copy of Win32CORE into the Perl distribution before
> compiling. Adding the Win32 stuff to maint would eliminate this.

I think Yitzchak meant he doesn't want the fallback code in maint and
thinks it is acceptable that you could only build the latest libwin32
release with 5.8.9 but not earlier ones.

I've been waiting to hear more feedback like this, as I don't have a set
opinion on this issue yet.

If Nicholas decides that maint doesn't need the fallback bloat, then I
won't bother with making a patch. :)


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