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Michael G Schwern
March 24, 2011 20:59
MakeMaker 6.57_07 (release candidate 0)
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A new ExtUtils::MakeMaker alpha has been released, 6.57_07.  This is
effectively release candidate 0 for 6.58.  There has been a lot of change
since the last alpha and far more since the last stable.

Please load it into your smokers and whatnot and help test it out.  Ideally,
we'd like to get a 6.58 out in time for 5.14.0.

Major changes
David Golden and Matt Trout were busy doing a major overhaul to the meta file
generation adding META.json support and normalizing our meta file generation
code with the rest of CPAN.

Reini Urban made some fixes to Cygwin.

Christian Walde fixed and tested Win32 compiler issues.

6.57_07  Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:31:31 +1100
    * Generates META.json and MYMETA.json in addition to
      META.yml and MYMETA.yml (David Golden)
    * MYMETA has the runtime requirements made priority over META_*
      keys to allow generation of a correct META.* into the dist while
      still generating an accurate MYMETA.* locally (Matt S Trout)
    * Distributions should not depend on cc_runtime.h from core as it is
      only needed for B::CC
    * Now uses CPAN::Meta to generate META files.

    Bug Fixes
    * MYMETA.yml generation from META.yml actually works (Matt S Trout)
    * All required META fields are generated, even if they must be filled
      with "unknown" in place of real data (David Golden)

    Test Fixes
    * miniperl.t is no longer run outside of the perl core.  Its only relevant
      to bleadperl and requires no backwards compatibility [ 61868]

    * Rebase behaviour was improved (Reini Urban)
    * Build man pages (Reini Urban)

    * Spot valid lib files on Win32 when .a and .lib are mixed.
      (Christian Walde) [github #3]
    * Extensive testing of ExtUtils::Liblist::Kid for Win32
      (Christian Walde)
    * Implemented proper emulation of DOS escaping rules in ExtUtils::MM_Win32
      (Christian Walde)

6.57_06  Wed Oct 06 13:49:00 EEST 2010
    * Work around dmake's limitations on how long a "line" can be.
      [ 61286]
    * ActivePerl 1007 can now see gcc. [ 55752] (Christian Walde)

    Bug Fixes
    * Fix for AUTHOR and undocumented usage of MM->new() (Alexandr Ciornii)

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
    -- Phillip K. Dick

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