Re: Perl 5.12
On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:39:13PM +0200, Niko Tyni wrote:
> Help with perl maintenance would naturally be very welcome. Eugene has
> helped out a lot, and we'd love to have more active comaintainers.
As someone listed in the alioth project, I feel I should de-lurk a bit..
Shortly after I responded to the RFH my laptop stopped working, which meant
I had to cut down my contribution to Debian significantly. Thankfully I've
now got a new one, so I expect to be able to start looking at perl again.
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 08:00:13AM +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
> As for the freeze, how does this plan look like?
> * one (or more, with a bit of free time) should check the delta
> for things that may impact Debian
> * a preliminary perl 5.12 packages are prepared
> * the whole archive gets rebuilt with them (asking Lucas?)
> * if all goes well, report to the release team and ask for their
I reckon this sounds like a good plan. I'd like to help if I can - I'll try
to have a look at the delta over the weekend if I get time. Recent messages
on p5p suggest that we might see RC0 out fairly soon.
I would suggest it's probably unlikely that we'll be able to do a perl
transition so close to a freeze. Although the freeze date hasn't really been
set yet, unless it's significantly delayed I'd say we should probably look
towards releasing squeeze with 5.10, with the view to getting 5.12 in at the
start of the squeeze+1 cycle.
Chris Butler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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