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February 23, 2018 15:36
Re: Release 5.27.9 is available now!
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On 23 February 2018 at 16:19, James E Keenan <> wrote:
> On 02/20/2018 03:49 PM, Renee B wrote:
>> Poirot was an extraordinary looking little man. He was hardly more
>> than five feet, four inches, but carried himself with great dignity.
>> His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it
>> a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military.
>> The neatness of his attire was almost incredible. I believe a
>> speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound.
>> Yet this quaint dandified little man who, I was sorry to see, now
>> limped badly, had been in his time one of the most celebrated members
>> of the Belgian police. As a detective, his flair had been extraordinary,
>> and he had achieved triumphs by unravelling some of the most baffling
>> cases of the day.
>>    He pointed out to me the little house inhabited by him and his fellow
>> Belgians, and I promised to go and see him at an early date. Then he
>> raised his hat with a flourish to Cynthia, and we drove away.
>>    "He's a dear little man," said Cynthia. "I'd no idea you knew him."
>>    "You've been entertaining a celebrity unawares," I replied.
>>    And, for the rest of the way home, I recited to them the various
>> exploits and triumphs of Hercule Poirot.
>>      -- Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, p. 14
>> We are 'pleased' to announce version 5.27.9,
>> the tenth development release of version 27 of Perl 5.
>> You will soon be able to download Perl 5.27.9 from your
>> favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:
>> SHA1 digests for this release are:
>>   d2508d0f3f761cf06260dda54c3ae22314ad9d7c   perl-5.27.9.tar.gz
>>   6f31cd1f524fa37e29b0d8512bacf8e351fd4683   perl-5.27.9.tar.xz
>> You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" located in
>> the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web at
>> Perl 5.27.9 represents approximately 5 weeks of development since Perl
>> 5.27.8 and contains approximately 29,000 lines of changes across 360 files
>> from 26 authors.
>> Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
>> were
>> approximately 13,000 lines of changes to 250 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.
>> Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant
>> community of users and developers. The following people are known to have
>> contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.27.9:
>> Aaron Crane, Abigail, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn
>> Ilmari Mannsåker, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, George Hartzell,
>> H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, James E Keenan, Jerry D. Hedden, Karl
>> Williamson, Matthew Horsfall, Pali, Reini Urban, Sawyer X, Slaven Rezic,
>> Steve Hay, Todd Rinaldo, Tomasz Konojacki, Tom Wyant, Tony Cook, Yves
>> Orton,
>> Zefram.
>> The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
>> generated from version control history. In particular, it does not include
>> the names of the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues
>> to
>> the Perl bug tracker.
>> Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN
>> modules
>> included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN community for
>> helping Perl to flourish.
>> For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors, please
>> see the F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.
>> We expect to release version 27.9 on March 20th, 2018.
>> The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 28.0, should
>> appear in May 2018.
>> Kind regards,
>> Renée
> Renée,
> the perl-5.27.9 release appears to be incomplete.  No tag for v5.27.9 has
> been created, nor do I see the kind of commits customary post-release (e.g.,
> merge any release branch back into blead; ).  I don't see any branches in
> the repository that someone else could use to do this.
> Could you tell us when this will be done?  (If I'm overlooking something,
> please correct.)

I feel like this is a sign that we do not have enough automation of
the process. ;-)


perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"

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