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Dave Mitchell
May 13, 2017 21:15
Re: Perl 5.26.0-RC1 is now available!
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On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 11:42:10PM +0200, Sawyer X wrote:
> On 05/11/2017 08:53 PM, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> > On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 07:21:34PM +0200, Sawyer X wrote:
> >> We are happy to announce perl v5.26.0-RC1, the first release candidate
> >> of version 26 of Perl 5.
> > One point: these two steps from the RMG (i.e. both the consolidation and
> > removal) haven't been done yet:
> >
> > =head3 remove stale perldeltas
> >
> > For the first RC release that is ONLY for a BLEAD-FINAL, the perldeltas
> > from the BLEAD-POINT releases since the previous BLEAD-FINAL should have
> > now been consolidated into the current perldelta, and hence are now just
> > useless clutter.  They can be removed using:
> Please forgive my mistakes. First RC and this was a bit frazzling. I
> went through this with Yves and thought I understood it. Then received
> much help today from Aaron and BinGOs, and yet, still made a few mistakes.

It's as much my fault. I've been waiting on the perldeltas to be coalesced
so that I can add the unified dotless-@INC text, and should have jogged
you before now. Presumably something is amiss in the RMG?

The "usual" procedure is that some time after the last 5.25.x release,
all the 5.25.0..n perldeltas are added together into one jumbo perldelta,
but with redundant info removed. For example if 5.25.2 says we changed
something and 5.25.5 says we changed it back, then both entries get
removed from the final combined perldelta.

Normally there's then a period of a month or whatever for everyone to
proof-read and amend it.

Are you in a position to be able to coalesce soon? If not I could have a

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