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Jarkko Hietaniemi
December 1, 2014 13:54
Re: Cherry-picking for Perl 5.20.2
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One could use Google Docs Spreadsheet but the catch is that to edit
the spreadsheet people either need a google account or the edit
sharing needs to be set to Wild Wild West^W^W^Wanyone from the web,
which means just what it says.

On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 8:45 AM, Steve Hay <> wrote:
> On 1 December 2014 at 11:45, Dave Mitchell <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 05:50:10PM +0000, Steve Hay wrote:
>>> my conclusion being that a plain text file (*)
>>> dropped into Porting/ is probably the simplest solution for now.
>> Ewww :-(
>> Does that mean that from now onwards, the commit history for maint-5.20 is
>> mostly going to consist of modifications to Porting/foo? Or do you intend
>> the file to be in a separate branch?
> I hadn't considered whether to drop it into blead or maint-5.20; a
> separate branch entirely, or even its own little
> repo, is also possible if you're concerned about commit histories
> getting swamped with too much noise.
> I'm not sure how much noise it will generate, but I had thought that
> having the history somewhere might be relevant if anyone ever wants to
> see who voted for a commit to be backported, now that such information
> won't be in the mailing list archives.

There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'. It is
'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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