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Re: Re2: Does 5.8.0 suck?

by frankus (Priest)
on Aug 09, 2002 at 09:05 UTC ( #188848=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re2: Does 5.8.0 suck?
in thread Does 5.8.0 suck?

Here are some of the criteria I apply to all Software:
  1. Is it free? If not, is it worth the money?
  2. Is it proven to be robust and secure?
  3. Is there an effective way of reporting bugs and requesting enhancements?
  4. Are upgrades made frequently and at no cost between major releases?
  5. Does it conform to existing conventions? If not does it improve on existing standards?
  6. Does it use proprietary file formats?
  7. Are the file formats well documented and that documentation publicly available?
  8. Does using the Software exclude me from using other manufacturers software?
  9. Does using the Software bind me to using other software products that I must purchase?
  10. Does it only run on certain platforms?

From my criteria you will see that .0 releases (in my opinion ) only fall down on point 2.

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Brother Frankus.

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Re: Does 5.8.0 suck?
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Aug 09, 2002 at 10:01 UTC
    And, unfortunally, perl doesn't satisfy your point 4. There has been more than 2 years between 5.6.0 and 5.8.0, with only 5.6.1 in between. (5.7.x are development releases).

    And I'm afraid, it will be the same on the road to 5.10.

    Abigail

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