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Steve Hay via perl5-porters
February 28, 2018 13:58
Re: Release 5.27.9 is available now!
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On 23 February 2018 at 18:27, Sawyer X <> wrote:
> On 02/23/2018 05:36 PM, demerphq wrote:
>> 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. ;-)
> We have some permission problem that came up and we are trying to
> resolve them.

Has there been any joy resolving the permissions problems? (The
post-release work hasn't been completed yet.)

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