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Michael G Schwern
June 21, 2009 04:35
Re: Perl 5.10.1
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Craig A. Berry wrote:
>>> As is, currently, this is not the route that Dave wants to take. I'm not Dave.
>>> It's not my call. If I understand Dave's view correctly, he'd like to triage
>>> the following bugs before going to RC1:
>>> So would definitely be helpful to getting Dave to ship 5.10.1 would be to
>>> look through that list of bugs, and pick off any they feel able to make
>>> progress on. Progress includes any of
>> Hold on.  There's several assumptions here that got glossed over.  They're
>> important.
>> First is that there is THE "5.10.1" and that this quick release somehow
>> challenges that.
>> Second is the implication that a quick critical bugfix release will draw
>> effort away from the larger release.
> It already does and it already has, just by having this discussion
> (again).

That is penny pinching of the worst possible kind.

> For once we have something that is essentially a public
> roadmap, though a bit informal.  It would be nice to formalize it, put
> it on the wiki, or something.  But we have a plan for what 5.10.1
> should be.  Abandoning that now would just create confusion and churn.

There's no suggestion of abandoning the larger 5.10.x release.  This doesn't
even change it, except perhaps bumping the version number but David Golden had
a nice work around for that with  We can work in parallel.

Even better, by having a quick release where all the work is release
administration (as opposed to technical C work) done by a non-pumpking it
FORCES us to formalize the release process allowing for a faster 5.10.1 release.

...they shared one last kiss that left a bitter yet sweet taste in her
mouth--kind of like throwing up after eating a junior mint.
    -- Dishonorable Mention, 2005 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
           by Tami Farmer

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