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Monday March 10, 2008
11:53 AM

Fedora Core 9 will ship Perl 5.10

[ #35873 ]

Today Tom "Spot" Callaway of RedHat mailed perl5-porters to say:

Today, perl 5.10.0 went into Fedora rawhide, which will become Fedora 9.

A few additional changes were committed with this release:

  • Fedora is now tracking all of its patches in patchlevel.h
  • The sitedir and sitearch directories are now located under /usr/local, to make it very clear that files installed by CPAN did not come from Fedora packages (they still work fine).

We got a tremendous amount of help from the perl 5 porters community, especially Andy Armstrong, Nicholas Clark, and Rafael Garcia-Suarez. Without your help, we would not have been able to meet the Fedora deadline.

The Fedora 9 beta release is scheduled for March 20, and the final F-9 release is scheduled for April 29, 2008.

Thanks again for all of your help,

~spot

Cool. So all the swearing at Math::Pari and staying up past midnight on Saturday was worth it. However, I note that there is some irony that of the three people named for their help, none actually use Fedora.

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  • That is cool! Is Fedora the first? Ubuntu Heron is still in alpha...could it make it in there as well?
    • Ubuntu Heron

      I have no idea. It's not like they talk to us.

      Most of the Linux* vendors are notoriously bad at communication upstream to perl5-porters [cpan.org], with the result that usually we often don't even know the e-mail address(es) of the relevant people. It's been a pleasant change having someone from RedHat actually approach us and work with us.

      * Of the non-Linux OSes, FreeBSD, OS X and Solaris and (of all things) Stratus VOS [stratus.com] are not in that list. The EBCDIC vendor [ibm.com], on the other hand...

  • Ahh... thanks for the patch to Math::Pari, that was the last thing holding back a proper upgrade to 5.10 at $work.
  • Methinks you mean "sitelib", not "sitedir".