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Sawyer X
May 16, 2017 14:13
Re: Perl 5.26.0-RC1 is now available!
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On 05/13/2017 11:15 PM, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> 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
> go.

I'll do it today/tomorrow. I have additional cleanups to do. We will
have another RC soon, so I think by then we'll have ironed out everything.

If you find anything else, please let me know. I'll go over it again and
again, hopefully cleaning it up properly.

Would you like me to merge your text?

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