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Aristotle Pagaltzis
June 23, 2009 12:04
Re: Perl 5.10.1
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* Craig A. Berry <> [2009-06-22 06:23]:
> Eventually actual knowledge of Perl development processes might
> lead you to some understanding of the relationships among
> branches, such as the fact that many of the patches currently
> in the maint-5.10 branch destined for 5.10.1 have also been
> pulled back to the 5.8.x branch and released in 5.8.9. Which
> means that even if it were possible to release 5.10.0 + 1
> regression fix and call it 5.10.1, you would fix one regression
> but potentially cause dozens or hundreds of others for anyone
> upgrading from 5.8.9 to this hypothetical 5.10.1. I don't think
> upgrading should cause you to lose bug fixes you previously had
> -- that kind of negates the meaning of the word "upgrade."

I cannot follow. Until such time as any 5.10.1 is released, the
upgrade path from 5.8.9 is 5.10.0. Surely this upgrade path also
causes loss of bug fixes that 5.8.9 contains? So why would
someone who has upgraded to 5.8.9 but is holding off on 5.10.0
not have the option of holding off on 5.10.1 also? If there is no
reason, then why would these users be of any concern to when
determining the admissible state of a 5.10.1 release? Surely the
users who are currently using unpatched 5.10.0 perls are of much
greater concern to that question?

Aristotle Pagaltzis // <>

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