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Nicholas Clark
May 4, 2008 10:15
helping 5.8.9
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So, does anyone feel like taking rsync://
and doing any of

1: verifying that every e-mail address in Changes is in AUTHORS, and compiling
   a patch that adds everyone that isn't.
   (Preferably spotting if any new address have existing e-mail address, and if
    so changing the address in AUTHORS, and adding the old->new mapping to

2: taking Porting/ and comparing the maint-5.8 against 5.8.8
   (release) and 5.10.0 (release) to make sure that all files that are
   different have different VERSIONs.

3: taking Porting/, identifying dual life modules, finding
   their VERSION, and compare against a clean checkout of the same VERSION from
   CPAN, to make sure that files that claim to be the same are the same.
   (This one is definitely incremental - every single one helps, so (say) just
   saying "I checked Digest::MD5 and it's the same as CPAN is a start, as I
   can collate a list)

4: Likewise identifying dual life modules, skimming Changes, and suggesting
   the summary item for them for pod/perl589delta.pod

Help gratefully received. It doesn't matter if you say "yes I can" then later
say "er, sorry I can't actually". It does hinder if you say "yes" then stall.

Nicholas Clark

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