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Jesse Vincent
December 20, 2010 06:16
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By now, several of you have likely noticed that 5.12.3 didn't come out a
week ago. I'm terribly sorry about that.

On the one hand, 5.12.2 has actually been pretty stable and there haven't
been many "world-on-fire" grade bugs pushing us toward the 5.12.3 release
on the date I promised it. On the other hand, regular releases are an
important process of keeping our community and process working well.

The failure to get the release out in time is entirely mine. I've just
been a bit too busy with $DAYJOB.  

5.13.x, on the other hand, has been humming along just fine without
my day to day management.  

Leon, Rick, Steve, Matt, Dave, Florian, Tatsuhiko, Chris, Zefram and the
rest of p5p:


You've done an amazing job of revitalizing Perl. Rotating release
managers (also known as the "Sucker of the Month" club) has worked
wonders for the core and the community.

It had been my intent to push through until 5.14.1 before I transitioned
maintperl over to a rota of release managers, but it's become clear to
me that there's little value in waiting.

With that in mind, I'm pleased to announce that RJBS has agreed to act
as the release manager for 5.12.3.  His sole precondition was that
5.12.3 not come out by Christmas.  As a former Perl 6 Project Manager,
I have a strong internal drive to promise releases by Christmas, but my
sense of self-preservation is a bit stronger than my enthusiasm for
comedic timing and I readily agreed.

I still intend to put out the January release of blead and 5.14.0 this
spring, but it's my hope that we end up with a rota of release managers
for maint point releases from here on in.



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