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Wednesday June 12, 2002
05:45 AM

To wait or not to wait

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So we are going to be shipping software onto production boxes very shortly indeed. The boxes are being built, and I've been asked to provide a list of software to have installed on the box. We know that everything is passing tests under 5.8.0 RC 1, but the time until a full 5.8.0 is still fairly fuzzy. I'm stuck making the decision with what to do.

5.6.x worries me and always has -- I'd rather go straight on to 5.8.0. On the other hand, going with RC 1 now, RC 2 later, and then bumping it up to 5.8.0 when the time comes seems like an awfully big risk. ...decisions, decisions...

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  • Perl point-oh releases are almost always fairly instable. I'm sure even Jarkko wouldn't deny that. While I think 5.8.0 is the best release of perl ever (and probably the best point-oh release of perl ever), I'd still hesitate to put it right into production - just look at the track record of very-soon-after point-1 releases.