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Leon Timmermans
April 7, 2016 16:59
Re: Test2/Test::Builder release plan
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On Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 6:03 PM, Chad Granum <> wrote:

> RJBS and I have spoken, and feel it is time to set a release date for
> Test2/Test-Builder. We have agreed that doing it at the QAH in Rugby is a
> good time. The plan is to release Test2 and the new Test::Builder as stable
> either at the end of the first day, or the start of the second day (so the
> 21st or 22nd of april). This gives a full day for people to grab me in
> person to talk about it, and address any issues. It also gives 2 full days
> after the release where my attention can be fully devoted if any issues are
> discovered post-release.
> I expect little if any changes to occur in the code between now and then.
> Possibly some small bug fixes, documentation updates, etc. nothing big. I
> will continue to listen to any feedback that is provided, and take any
> necessary action. In the meantime RJBS is going to be pinging stakeholders
> from the punch-list (
> to make sure all requirements have been met.
> What exactly is going stable?
> * Test2 (experimental notices will be removed)
> * Test::Builder that uses Test2 under the hood (as seen here:
> * Test2-Suite (experimental notices will be removed)
> * Final Test2/Test-Simple patch for perl blead (Test-Suite is not going
> into blead)
> I look forward to seeing you all in Rugby!

I think 1 is a good idea, but I have some reservations about the 2 (and
thus 4). Is it really advantageous to switch over everyone to Test2 today?

I think Test2 has major benefits for some people (it makes new things
possible), but it also has major disadvantages for others (it breaks
stuff); both have unknown upper bounds. And to be honest, for the vast
majority I don't feel like it will matter; they don't need (much) more than

Wouldn't it make more sense to make this opt-in?


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