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July 15, 2009 23:07
Re: patch submission (symbian/
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Hi everybody,

Adam Russell wrote:
> Hello Dave,
> I would say Symbian S60(All versions up 1.2 to current
> 5th edition), S80, S90, and UIQ sdks.
> Osvaldo, is that not correct? I am basing this on what I
> see in and my own experience.

After doing some regression testing, seems like Perl 5.10.0 lost
compatibility with Symbian due to generate_uudmap.c and overload.c which
were added on 2007 to Perl's source code among other changes.  We're still
debugging this.  Hence, I'm not really sure if it is supported on previous
SDK or in S80, S90, etc.

At this moment, I just can say for sure that we get a functional Perl core
for S60 SDK 5.0.

> I have, personally, only attempted this with S60 SDKs.
> A good idea would be to include a note that people
> interested in SymbianPerl should contact me and/or
> Osvaldo
> if they run into any trouble or have any questions.

Craig A. Berry wrote:
>>There is a README.symbian file at the top level of the source tree --
>>I think your best bet would be to send patches against that, whether
>>those are "who to call" type updates or updates to reflect your recent

Yes, you're right Craig, we'll document all the work done on the README.

> Osvaldo, do you have any thoughts or comments?

So, IMHO, we should mention the S60 3.2 and 5.0 SDK support as an early
stage pre-release or similar, since Perl's libraries are not still
included and just basic funtionalities such as print or show the help or
the version can be done as of yet.  Anyway, the sentence could be "Now
supported for Symbian S60 3.2 SDK and S60 5.0 SDK"

Let us know your thoughs and comments.  Feel free if you have any further


> Best Regards,
> Adam
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave Mitchell" <>
> To: "Adam Russell" <>
> Cc: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 7:59 AM
> Subject: Re: patch submission (symbian/
>> On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:44:12AM -0400, Adam Russell
>> wrote:
>>> Recent symbian sdk versions require new .pkg header
>>> fields. These have
>>> been added.
>> Adam, where are you on the symbian stuff? Is it
>> complete? If so, could you
>> give me a sentence or two that I can add to the 5.10.1
>> perldelta along the
>> lines of "Now supported on Symbian SDK versions X.Y
>> and Z"?

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