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Jan Dubois
March 14, 2007 10:05
RE: Vendor patches
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On Wed, 14 Mar 2007, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> On 14/03/07, H.Merijn Brand <> wrote:
> > I am under the impression that HP cooperates with ActiveState to
> > make their official builds which probably also explains their weird
> > choice of making a threaded perl their default.

The Perl distributed with HP-UX is indeed built by ActiveState and
repackaged by HP.
> > What can/should we do to make ActiveState/HP/Any-Vendor report back

I once started reporting back HP-UX specific changes to p5p, but they
were essentially being ignored, so I stopped doing that (I don't
remember the details, but it was about restartable SIGACTION signals or
something like that). Note that many HP-UX specific diffs against the
core are of ancient origin, so it is not actually trivial for me to
determine *why* a specific change was made.

More recent changes made for HP-UX (like the perl_fini() stuff) have
been submitted back to P5P and are included in bleadperl.

> > their changes? We just had a lot of feedback from Redhat, and most
> > of those patches found their way into the current development.
> Stupid question: aren't they supposed to redistribute the sources ?

All sources for ActivePerl 5.8.x are downloadable, as ZIP files (Windows
line endings), tarballs (Unix line endings) and diffs against the
corresponding core release:

We do supply the same set of sources to HP too, but I'm not sure if they
also make them available separately.


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