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Re: [patch@33919] Module build changes for VMS

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Ken Williams
May 30, 2008 00:03
Re: [patch@33919] Module build changes for VMS
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On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 10:13 PM, Craig A. Berry
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> After doing some testing with my own revision of the third version of
> this patch against blead, I belatedly realized that much of it has
> already been applied to the development stream of Module::Build,
> available via:
> % svn co mb
> which is rather far out of synch with blead.  Then there is a separate
> branch of Module::Build that was made up to match what shipped with
> 5.10:
> % svn co mb510
> This second branch is fairly close to blead, though there are some
> differences in the pod and tests.

Oy, how I long for perforce's integration tracking.

If the second branch is close to blead, that probably just means M::B
in blead hasn't gotten any attention since January, which is the last
time that branch was modified.

Recall that some of the differences between

> So we have a three-way merge on our hands, or maybe "only" two-way if
> we assume blead has everything the 5.10 branch of M::B has plus a
> little bit more.

Yeah, I think we can consider the 5.10 branch of M::B "dead", in the
sense that no real development was ever done in it (only 1 change was
ever committed, r10626, whose diff is only 162 lines long), and I
think all changes therein that were considered valuable have already
been integrated into the mainline.  It might be worth hand-verifying
this last assertion by more persons than myself though.

> I think it's important that we not apply any more
> patches for M::B to blead until we get things synched up -- the merge
> will just get worse if we put it off.

I would prefer to not apply any more M::B patches to blead unless
they're integrating from the canonical M::B code.  Sometimes the
bleadkeepers are more responsive than I am, though, so that's likely
why patches are routed there first sometimes...


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