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Re^2: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl

by vsespb (Hermit)
on Sep 01, 2013 at 14:45 UTC ( #1051812=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl
in thread Stop suggesting to upgrade perl

The post was about users. I can't ask them to upgrade. Perl 5.8 supported till Y2017 in RHEL5, Perl 5.10 till Y2020. Perl 5.12 is probably not too new. But Perl 5.18 is not shipped with majority of distros currently.


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Re^3: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl
by moritz (Cardinal) on Sep 01, 2013 at 18:50 UTC
    The post was about users.

    Then I don't see your point at all. The vast majority of questions asked on perlmonks is from programmers, not (just) users. The very few questions by users are barely worth discussing.

    Perl 5.8 supported till Y2017 in RHEL5, Perl 5.10 till Y2020

    What does "supported" mean in that context? I guess there will be security updates, right? I don't quite think that Redhat will answer a user's question in 2016 on how to do proper Unicode handling with perl 5.8, will they?

      The post was about users.
      Then I don't see your point at all. The vast majority of questions asked on perlmonks is from programmers
      See the original post:
      Cases when there are many instances of your code (i.e. when your code have users):
      You are programmer. But your code has users. You cannot suggest to your users to install perl with perlbrew, because you'll lose most of them then.
      What does "supported" mean in that context? I guess there will be security updates, right
      That means there is live, still supported distro with that version of perl, and yes, with security updates for perl and other software.

        You are programmer. But your code has users. You cannot suggest to your users to install perl with perlbrew, because you'll lose most of them then.

        Sure you can :) just give them a perl, http://www.citrusperl.com/helpweb/createdistribution.htm, or an executable

        If they want to install from source, fantastic, let them install something new, not something really really old

Re^3: Stop suggesting to upgrade perl
by DrHyde (Prior) on Sep 02, 2013 at 10:55 UTC
    If you decide to constrain yourself to what Redhat will support, then I suggest that you ask Redhat for help. They're the ones holding you back, not the volunteers here.
      I will be asking help here, but only from volunteers, who understand that vendor perls are usable and why, and who wish to help with them.

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