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From: Paul Fenwick
January 29, 2009 03:22
Message ID: 4981915D.email@example.com
G'day Dave, Nick, and p5p,
Dave Mitchell wrote:
> (Replying to this 3 weeks later - life got in the way...)
That's fine, I only just got back from a trip to Tasmania, so my apologies
for my own delays.
> On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 03:06:31PM +1100, Paul Fenwick wrote:
>> I'm happy to do some publicity on the list.
> That would be great.
It's late at night now, and I've got a ISP service provider change happening
tomorrow which is almost certainly going to involve some fire-fighting and
packet catching. Oh yes, our state also has rolling blackouts due to a
massive heatwave and a trans-tasman power cable going out.
As such, any e-mail I send will be on the weekend, which I hope will give us
enough time to clarify the scope of the work anyway.
> 22 Dec 2007 - 16 Dec 2008
> 5.10.x under perforce control. A mixture of me (100) and Nicholas
> (287) performing the integrations. Usually what Nicholas integrated
> was also integrated into 5.8.x, so a fair bit of this should already
> be familiar. All these changes are in the Changes file,
> which uses perforce change numbers.
These can almost certainly be handled in a similar way to the 5.8.9 delta,
which involved chopping it up into chunks and handing them out to reviewers.
> 17 Dec 2008 - 6 Jan 2009
> 5.8.9 was released, we switched to git, and all commits since then
> have been done by me. There's no Changes file yet, as the tool to
> generate it hasn't been written yet! The commits are basically these
> That's about 100 commits.
In its current form this is a little more challenging. The short logs (ie,
the first lines) are sometimes a little too short. Being able to put this
into a similar form as the old Changes file would certainly be helpful.
> 7 Jan 2009 onwards
> I plan to keep perldelta updated with any new merges from now onwards,
> so there's no need for external help.
Huzzah! May this be the start of a long and glorious tradition of keeping
the perldeta up-to-date. ;)
> Where was the VCS for perldelta hosted, and who 'owned' it?
> How were things coordinated and the work famed out?
The VCS was on github:
if you scroll down you'll see the rather detailed README that describes the
As far as "owners" went, I was the one nominally in charge, although I did
very little of the actual reviewing. Most of my work was managing
volunteers and handing out as much praise as I could to keep morale high.
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