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Ricardo Signes
November 29, 2014 21:50
Re: Cherry-picking for Perl 5.20.2
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* Steve Hay <> [2014-11-29T12:50:10]
> In the more distant past virtually everything that didn't break binary
> compatibility used to get integrated, which must have required great
> efforts to keep track of which commits depended on which other
> commits, but now that we mostly just cherry-pick isolated bug fixes
> and documentation patches I think there is less need for tracking such
> dependencies. It certainly didn't seem to arise as an issue during the
> release of 5.20.1 anyway.

For what it's worth, this was basically my feeling.  Managing maintperl was no
trouble, since it was always such a small set of changes.  I thought you might
feel differently after your (comparitively) big set of safe imports for 5.20.

So:  I don't mind if somebody has a great solution, but so far I think the
solution was not "build a tool" but "make maint much stabler."

Thanks, Jesse. :)


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