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Steve Hay via perl5-porters
February 24, 2017 17:39
Re: Concluding change to for upcoming 5.24.2 and 5.22.4
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On 12 February 2017 at 15:08, Sawyer X <> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> As we are approaching our latest stable stable release updates (5.24.2
> and 5.22.4), we intended to resolve Here is our update on this.
> We originally had a more aggressive patch to, but with the
> suggestion of Michael Schroeder, Aristotle had started work on an
> alternative, more accurate patch. This work is available in the
> following branch:
> ap/baseincguard
> (Aristotle has hit a snag in an edge case he could explain better than
> I, and is happy to receive any assistance on resolving it.)
> As this patch is still superior to our more canvas approach originally
> intended, we will be merging it instead. If anyone has any suggestions
> or comments, this is a good time.
> I must, however, assure you that "Not patching at all" will not be
> regarded as a possible action-plan, no matter how long and exhausting
> the email content might be, as security is taking precedence here, and
> this has been clarified several times before. :)

Unless any comments, patches or suggestions appear then I'm planning
on making RC1 releases this weekend (containing the work in
ap/baseincguard, plus a couple of other security fixes already merged
into the maint branches), with final releases a fortnight later if no
problems requiring an RC2 come to light.

(The long-awaited 5.24.3, containing the usual round-up of patches
from blead that are suitable for backporting to a maint release will
then follow soonish after that, although there is unfortunately quite
a backlog of backporting to get through now due to the delays in
resolving the @INC issues.)

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