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OpenBSD folks interested in receiving Perl release announcements?
- To: ports_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: OpenBSD folks interested in receiving Perl release announcements?
- From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <jhi_(_at_)_iki_(_dot_)_fi>
- Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 13:43:43 +0200 (EET)
- Organization: IKI ry, Finland
- Reply-to: jhi_(_at_)_iki_(_dot_)_fi
it's me again about Perl and OpenBSD...
A mailing list is being planned that would carry Perl release
announcements -- and not only maintenance releases but also
development releases. Actually the whole point revolves around the
latter: the purpose of the list would be to let people of various
operating system platforms to get the prerelease announcements early
We (the Perl developers) want no out-of-sync situations to develop;
Perl should live long and prosper everywhere: the major point being
that by the time maintenance releases happen, all platforms supported
by Perl should be still be supported. In Unix platforms such a drift
is of course less likely, but still possible.
There's perl5-porters_(_at_)_perl_(_dot_)_org, yes, but it's a high-volume list. The
traffic of this new list would be really low: only sender would be a
small gnome living at the depths of CPAN (when it detects a new Perl
release, it sends out an announcement) and by far the most frequent
would be the developer release announcements, about twice a month.
A cycle of "sh Configure -ders && make all test && make ok" is the
minimal incantantion: if everything is just fine, this will send an
"OK" email to perlbug_(_at_)_perl_(_dot_)_org_(_dot_)_ If the "test" target fails, then a
"make nok" would be appreciated: that will ask for more detail, such
as the output of "cd ./t && ./perl harness".
So, is there interest? If there is, what would be the appropriate
email address to send these announcements?
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