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
sitearchdirectories 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,
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.