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George Greer
June 30, 2009 17:16
Re: Perl 5.10.1
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On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> [...]
> The problem, partly, was, that back in 2003-2005 the release of blead
> as 5.10.0 seemed to be forever away, which made it seem likely that the
> best way to get fixes into a release was to get them into production.
> If 5.12 consistently feels "forever" away, we're not learning from our
> mistakes. However, core perl (like anything else on CPAN) does not ship
> itself - it needs someone with the time, motivation and sheer force of will
> to get it done. 5.8.9 happened in the end because I got pissed off
> sufficiently with myself for letting it drag on, that I bloody well did it.
> Yes, some people helped. But no-one really wanted it. How many people are
> actually using it in production? Versus sticking on 5.8.something-earlier.

The company I work for does.  Well, for some servers.  We can't move 
mountains, but the particular mole-hills we care about run either 5.8.9 
(Windows) or 5.10.0 (Linux).  The 5.8.4 (Solaris), however, still needs to 
be shot some day.

(I could've sworn this e-mail was the one asking about Windows smoke 
testing too... bugger, I'm losing it today. Hrm.)

George Greer

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