Perl Releases

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 12:11:05 PDT 2008


Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I noticed that Bruce just closed the Ticket for the Perl-5.10.0
> update. I would like to go on record that I disagree with this.
> 
> It clearly says that this release is in the "Maintenance" branch
> (as opposed to the "Development" branch). And even though it is
> a .0 release which the Perl devs label as a "Testing" release,
> it also clearly says this is the version people should be using.
> 
> Other thoughts are welcome.
> 
> I would like to see Perl-5.10.0 go into the book today, as this
> is what has been tested by DJ and me. Otherwise, DJ and I will
> have to do complete new builds.
> 
> I'd like you to reconsider Bruce, and follow what the Perl devs
> say to use, which is 5.10.0.

I was going on the web page

http://www.cpan.org/src/README.html

where they clearly say that 5.10.0 is a testing release.  They also say "For 
stable production use [of] the maint branches are recommended."

That was my rationale.  Am I missing something?

   -- bruce



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