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David Golden
April 29, 2010 14:39
Re: strategy advice needed (5.10 or 5.12?)
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On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 5:00 PM, Greg Lindahl <> wrote:
> With the perl5 new versioning scheme, it sounds like 5.10 is already
> behind on bugfixes, but that 5.12 will get bugfixes for quite a while.

There really isn't a new version number scheme -- but the pace of
releases is changing and that's changing the de facto support levels.
There are no plans for further updates to 5.10, whereas there will be
updates to 5.12 -- one very soon and others quarterly if needed until
next spring when 5.14 is released.

> My quandry is whether I should retarget to 5.12. The only reason not
> to is that 5.12 hasn't been packaged by a mainstream distro, yet, and
> thus might have not had enough testing.
> What do you guys think?

I would target the 5.12.1 release.

-- David

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