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5.12.2 RC1

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Sep 03, 2010 at 08:56 UTC ( #858689=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Already a few days old:

The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence. Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are still waiting for the guns to be drawn.

       -- William Gibson, /Pattern Recognition/

I've just uploaded the first release candidate for Perl 5.12.2 to PAUSE. Shortly, you should be able to find it at:

SHA1 sums for this release are:

d77be49a073807c04a8701d643ea307c41808a3c perl-5.12.2-RC1.tar.bz2 5d04e518b8aef98e30d3f16f984b402701e9b608 perl-5.12.2-RC1.tar.gz

It's very important that you test this release with any software written in Perl which you use or maintain. If no "showstopper" class bugs are found in the next few days, we will release a virtually identical tarball as Perl 5.12.2.


Now is your time to test 5.12.2. Testing this release candidate is an easy and valuable contribution to Perl. Don't wait till 5.12.2 is released - any bugs found after (instead of before) a release hurts Perl.

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