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Re: Release 5.27.9 is available now!
From: Sawyer X
February 23, 2018 18:27
Re: Release 5.27.9 is available now!
Message ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
On 02/23/2018 05:36 PM, demerphq wrote:
> On 23 February 2018 at 16:19, James E Keenan <email@example.com> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> the Perl bug tracker.
>>> Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN
>>> 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,
>> 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. ;-)
We have some permission problem that came up and we are trying to