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(Warning) If you use AS then wait for 633

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Jun 19, 2002 at 10:03 UTC ( #175608=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi all,

Yesterday in the CB a number of the monks were raving about the new AS release, build 632. However in correspondance with Gurusamy Sarathy, 5.6 pumpking and lead Perl developer at ActiveState he mentioned to me that there is a rather serious bug in the version of PPM3 (it wont update correctly) and that they will be releasing a new version (build 633) in the next few days (well, he said 'shortly' im assuming this wont be long... :-)

So for all you ActiveState monks out there if you were thinking of upgrading you are probably better off waiting for the new release.

Just wanted to give everybody a heads up.

Yves / DeMerphq
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AS 633 is ready...
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Jun 24, 2002 at 09:21 UTC
    Just a quick note, the fixed release is now ready.

    Yves / DeMerphq
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    Writing a good benchmark isnt as easy as it might look.

Re: (Warning) If you use AS then wait for 633
by crazyinsomniac (Prior) on Jun 20, 2002 at 06:15 UTC
    I don't believe you.

    Let me say that again, I don't believe you.

    Furthermore, let me add on that, I don't believe you.

    Honestly demerphq, I don't believe you. It won't update correctly is not very descriptive. I've got 632 and have been using it fine for days now. I haven't tried updating ppm3, so i'm not sure if i've tested for whatever serious bug which reportedly exists.

    I beg of you, please clarify.

    UPDATE (Wed Jun 26 09:25:21 2002) :

    It's been a while and I installed about 20 packages since, and i've come to the conclusion that PPM3, the version you speak of, sucks donkey balls. I still haven't seen the bug you describe, but searching has become a pain in the ass. Whereas before, searching for File::Cache, yielded results, this time round, you should either search for File or Cache or File-Cache. Whoever messes around with ppm really screwed up big time. I say stick to ppm (ie ppm2x) until this business gets sourted out, cause as it stands, it's not worth the trouble.

     
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      Hi crazy,

      Good to see you are in your usually challenging mood ;-)

      All I can do is quote the email I recived from Gurusamy Sarathy

      >Oh, and the boys on PM are raving about AS 632. (I didnt notice ther +e was a >new release.) Apparently they are quite impressed with some of the ch +anges. >Looks like another job well done. :-) Thanks. FYI, 632 unfortunately had a rather serious bug in PPM3 ("upgrade" didn't work) so there will be a 633 build shortly with that fix.
      To be honest since I installed AS 632 i havent used either PPM or PPM3. So I really couldnt say if Gurusamy is correct. OTOH, I see no reason to disbelieve the man, after all he is primarily responsible for the creation of a stable, integrated Win32 Perl, not to mention being one of the senior developers at ActiveState.

      Yves / DeMerphq
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      Writing a good benchmark isnt as easy as it might look.

        From ppm3 help:
        upgrade - shows availables upgrades for installed packages
        I can't say that this not working seems like a big issue, for me anyway (glancing at the module upload lists every now and then to check if I really need to upgrade an important module.) - perhaps for a professional sysadmin this is important though?

        Cheerio!
        Osfameron
        http://osfameron.perlmonk.org/chickenman/

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