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Re: Perl 5.10.1

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Gabor Szabo
June 21, 2009 07:57
Re: Perl 5.10.1
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I am really an outsider here without understanding the work that needs
to be done
for a release and without the time or knowledge to help but let me
give my point
of view.

I don't think downstream packagers will run and start packaging it unless
it turns out that the real 5.10.1 is not coming out in the next few weeks
for whatever reason or if they are close to freeze and  they expect
that 5.10.1 will
come out after their dead-line.

I think a micro release with just one small bug fix would at least help people
figure out what is the price of that.

If the price is high it will hopefully point to the places where the
release process
needs to be improved.

If the price is already low then it might create an opportunity to
start releasing
more frequently.

It certainly will give an opportunity to the wider Perl community to test that
release and give feedback. As you have experienced 99.93 % of the users
will only touch a released version. That includes most of the CPAN authors as


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