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David E. Wheeler
June 23, 2009 19:27
Re: Perl 5.10.1
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On Jun 23, 2009, at 6:17 PM, David Nicol wrote:

> Therefore, the correct way to release the improvements is in the form
> of patches, in some kind of nifty patch applicability matrix.  The
> target audience of the release is distribution packagers, who should
> not be in the least cowed by patches, or by git for that matter.

That leaves out those of us who detest packaging systems, and hate  
having to maintain scripts that apply patches, constantly having to  
decide what patches we need and what we don't for production.

> Having the p5p release lag releases from debian, redhat, activestate,
> gentoo, etc makes perfect sense and could drive better testing of
> release candidates.

I think that core Perl should be released far more often than it is.  
If something breaks, people go back to the previous version and wait  
for the next release in, say, just six weeks.



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