Perl 5.6.2 RC1

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Rafael Garcia-Suarez

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Nov 8, 2003, 11:24:57 AM11/8/03
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"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to
wind up the clock?"

-- Sterne, Tristram Shandy, I, 1

Here is the first release candidate for perl 5.6.2. When the CPAN
mirrors will have synced it, it will be available from

http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/R/RG/RGARCIA/perl-5.6.2-RC1.tar.gz

Before this, you can also rsync the current source tree from ActiveState :

rsync -avz rsync://ftp.linux.activestate.com/perl-5.6.2/ .

Most changes happened in the compilation / configuration / installation
system.

I also upgraded the following modules : Data::Dumper, DB_File,
ExtUtils::MakeMaker, File::Spec, File::Temp, Safe, Test, and
Test::Harness ; and added Test::{Builder,More,Simple} and the if pragma.
Note that it contains MakeMaker 6.17 (as does perl 5.8.2), not the
recent 6.20, that was causing problems with the peculiar makefiles
of SDBM_File.

It's now time to find, report and fix the remaining build problems.

file: $CPAN/authors/id/R/RG/RGARCIA/perl-5.6.2-RC1.tar.gz
size: 6245124 bytes
md5: 73bb7e70ebd3b0a8e60548a3695dd4f4

Enjoy.

Nicholas Clark

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Nov 8, 2003, 11:35:26 AM11/8/03
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On Sat, Nov 08, 2003 at 05:24:57PM +0100, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:

> Here is the first release candidate for perl 5.6.2. When the CPAN
> mirrors will have synced it, it will be available from

> It's now time to find, report and fix the remaining build problems.


>
> file: $CPAN/authors/id/R/RG/RGARCIA/perl-5.6.2-RC1.tar.gz
> size: 6245124 bytes
> md5: 73bb7e70ebd3b0a8e60548a3695dd4f4

Rafael's made a bz2, which you can snag from

http://www.ccl4.org/~nick/P/perl-5.6.2-RC1.tar.bz2

<@rgs> the md5 for the bz2 is 80d10fd7f7d5acabaffe47e96887b47b

(size 5132529 bytes)


Go Rafael!

Nicholas Clark

Jim Cromie

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Nov 8, 2003, 4:00:16 PM11/8/03
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Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:

> "Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to
> wind up the clock?"
>
> -- Sterne, Tristram Shandy, I, 1
>
>Here is the first release candidate for perl 5.6.2. When the CPAN
>mirrors will have synced it, it will be available from
>
> http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/R/RG/RGARCIA/perl-5.6.2-RC1.tar.gz
>
>

for those of us with a slow link and a recently rsyncd copy, does
rsync -avz rsync://ftp.linux.activestate.com/perl-5.6.2/ fetch the
same thing ?

retroperl]$ more .patch
21686
...
[jimc@harpo retroperl]$ ./perl -Ilib -V
Summary of my perl5 (revision 5.0 version 6 subversion 2) configuration:
Platform:
osname=linux, osvers=2.4.20-20.7, archname=i686-linux
uname='linux harpo.jimc.earth 2.4.20-20.7 #1 mon aug 18 15:00:59 edt
2003 i686 unknown '
config_args='-des'
...
All tests successful.
u=2.04 s=0.63 cu=112.52 cs=19.6 scripts=357 tests=15050


btw, the rsync was surprisingly slow, does some aspect of snapping a new
label cause re-fetches ?
wrote 228851 bytes read 820123 bytes 1266.11 bytes/sec
total size is 23422571 speedup is 22.33

and while Im asking, how about perl-5.8.x ? I note that 5.8.2 doesnt
exist in the repo,
@ERROR: Unknown module 'perl-5.8.2'
and I presume 5.8.x will be, RSN (but not yet), moving ahead towards 5.8.3
receiving file list ... done
wrote 79 bytes read 59264 bytes 1198.85 bytes/sec
total size is 49494934 speedup is 834.05

maintperl]$ more .patch
21670

tia.

Stas Bekman

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Nov 9, 2003, 5:19:46 AM11/9/03
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Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> "Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to
> wind up the clock?"
>
> -- Sterne, Tristram Shandy, I, 1
>
> Here is the first release candidate for perl 5.6.2. When the CPAN
> mirrors will have synced it, it will be available from
>
> http://www.cpan.org/authors/id/R/RG/RGARCIA/perl-5.6.2-RC1.tar.gz
[...]

> It's now time to find, report and fix the remaining build problems.

Works fine with mp1 and mp2 on linux (against various perl configs).

Great job Rafael!


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Nicholas Clark

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Nov 11, 2003, 2:36:09 PM11/11/03
to Jim Cromie, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, perl5-...@perl.org
On Sat, Nov 08, 2003 at 02:00:16PM -0700, Jim Cromie wrote:


> and while Im asking, how about perl-5.8.x ? I note that 5.8.2 doesnt
> exist in the repo,
> @ERROR: Unknown module 'perl-5.8.2'

5.8.2 is

rsync --delete -avz ftp.linux.activestate.com::perl-5.8.x/

5.8.x is how it usually is. 5.6.2 is more complex because Sarathy had
already made some changes to "5.6.x", but it wasn't in an easily
releasable state, hence (as I understand it) 5.6.2 is a fork from 5.6.1
with minimal changes needed to get it compiling on recent OSes and gccs.

I think Rafael's plan is to follow with a 5.6.3 which incorporates the
changes from both 5.6.x and 5.6.2 (ie the recent changes, and the other
changes)


> and I presume 5.8.x will be, RSN (but not yet), moving ahead towards 5.8.3
> receiving file list ... done
> wrote 79 bytes read 59264 bytes 1198.85 bytes/sec
> total size is 49494934 speedup is 834.05
>
> maintperl]$ more .patch
> 21670

That looks about right. I've not changed anything on 5.8.x since tarring
up 5.8.2 on Wednesday night.

I had planned on taking the first month off after taking over from Jarkko.
5.8.2 got in the way of that. Current plan is to take this month off.
5.8.x will be progressing faster in December.

In the mean time (and even in December) I'd be grateful if everyone could
check things work with 5.9.x. 5.8.x is integrating patches from 5.8.x
when I consider them stable (rather than patching direct), so having things
working in 5.9.x soon will speed their integration into 5.8.3

Come 1st January 2004 I'd like to ship a release candidate. [This may have
to wait until I've recovered from parties]

As far as I'm concerned "Release candidate" means "I want to release" not
"please send me last minute patches", so if it's not in 5.9.x by
the end of December it's not getting into 5.8.3. [5.8.4 is near enough
for me, so I'm quite happy with this]. I wasn't planning on waiting, or
on issuing more than one release candidate. [that can go wrong, but given
the lack of negative feedback on RC2, I'd've been as well served with just
checking the smokes. I assume that many people found no problems]

This may not be how things come to pass, but it's what I'm currently
aiming for.

Nicholas Clark

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