portupgrade to Perl 5.10.0 ??

Vivek Khera vivek at khera.org
Fri Jul 11 14:49:36 UTC 2008

On Jul 11, 2008, at 4:01 AM, Parv wrote:

>> Perhaps they are planning on releasing it with, and hopefully
>> including it in the FreeBSD-7.1 release.
> That would be darn too long not to install on my own (unless 7.1 is
> coming out in a month)!

Not being one of the folks working on the port, I can't really say  
what the hold up is, or that those folks should drop everything else  
and work on this, but I must say that I find it pretty saddening to  
not have the port on such a major hunk of software over 6 months after  
it was released.  It doesn't need to be the default perl installed by  
the system, so that should not be the hold up.

When I talk to some linux folks they just laugh that we don't have a  
perl 5.10 yet.  It is embarrassing, actually, to go out and evangelize  
FreeBSD when there are delays like this.

Vivek Khera, Ph.D.                Khera Communications, Inc.
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