portupgrade to Perl 5.10.0 ??

David Southwell david at vizion2000.net
Fri Jul 11 20:47:10 UTC 2008

On Friday 11 July 2008 12:06:57 Vivek Khera wrote:
> On Jul 11, 2008, at 2:53 PM, Remko Lodder wrote:
> > So, when can I expect your updated work on the port, build all
> > dependencies to make sure they keep on working etc? I understand
> > that we want to have this as soon as possible, but also do keep in
> > mind that we would like to make sure as much as possible that the
> > code can actually work. I am not aware of the reason
> There's no way to do all this testing in a vacuum.  Make the port.
> Publish it.  People who want to try it out will and then all the
> dependent ports (ie, CPAN modules) that may have broken can get fixed
> by a large group of people who may have more time to volunteer.
> Seriously, though... is someone actively working on a perl 5.10 port
> and can we find out what is holding it up for over 6 months now?
> Around February I started wondering about it, but it wasn't such a big
> deal to me then.  Now it is becoming more of a big deal because our
> developers want to start using some of the 5.10 features in our new
> projects, but without a port/package it complicates our dev and
> production environment management.
> _______________________________________________
I am with you on this.

I am curious why a straight answer is not available. Being curious is not 
intended to imply dissatisdfaction with those who are working on the 
upgrade.. but there is no info to tell us whether anyone is working on the 
port or why it has taken so long.

Come on inform us


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