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by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Jul 11, 2003 at 15:21 UTC ( #273404=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Just a few hours ago, Jarkko released release-candidate 2 for 5.8.1. Jarkko will be away for two weeks, and hopefully 5.8.1 will hit the world soon.

This is your chance to contribute. Download it from or your local CPAN mirror (it's trickling down the mirrors now, so wait a few hours if it's not there yet) and start testing it! Run your favourite Perl applications with it! Don't wait till 5.8.1 is out, and you have to wait another year till the next release.


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Re: 5.8.1-RC2
by ignatz (Vicar) on Jul 11, 2003 at 17:58 UTC
Re: 5.8.1-RC2
by gmpassos (Priest) on Jul 12, 2003 at 06:36 UTC
    Thanks for the message! But please, change the state of the page:

    It tels: "As of July 2002 there is no development release because Perl 5.8.0 was released...".

    Graciliano M. P.
    "The creativity is the expression of the liberty".

      That fact hasn't changed. The next development release will be 5.9.0, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. Maybe the p5p meeting later this month in Paris will shed some light on this.


        OK, this isn't a development release, but is a important thing, and need to be in the Perl site! Note, that nothing is commented about the 5.8.1 development!

        Graciliano M. P.
        "The creativity is the expression of the liberty".

      There's also apparently a difference between the minor revisions - those are maintenance releases and aren't exactly "development". I guess "development" would mean 5.9 and 5.10 while the .1 is just maintenance. I guess that implies differences in what sort of changes are allowed for each - the development track would presumably allow a lot more flexibility in what changes.

        No. Odd numbers are development releases, and evens are offcial releases, and the minor are maintenance releases..

        MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
        I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
        ** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

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