Re: Perl 5.8.0 still not stable?
On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 09:00:46AM -0800, Paul Steward wrote:
> Is Perl 5.8.0 stable on Woody? I have been advised that the binary
> compatibility problem has kept it out of the stable branch for
> approximately two years.
You were advised wrongly, I'm afraid. It sounds like your advisor
doesn't really know how Debian releases work. It's true that Perl 5.8
required us to recompile a number of packages due to binary
incompatibility, but that isn't why it's not part of the current stable
> Is this the case and if so, when can Perl 5.8.0 be expected for Debian
Packages are never upgraded in stable once it's released, aside from
security fixes and fixes for major breakages. Instead, we release an
*entire* new stable distribution *at once*. Perl 5.8.2 is already in our
testing distribution, and will be part of the next stable release when
that is made.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]