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  • I also think this is a great idea (and have suggested such a thing more than once.)

    But I would like to see this be more clear about the fact that it is an abomination (and therefore modules are not supported unless explicitly labeled as such.) The "Report bugs" link does take you through David, so presumably he'll be handling this :-)

    In general, the implicit open-source support policy is pretty straightforward: "if you're using an old version, too bad." Backporters and some authors might be exceptions to

    • I thought it was merely a mirror, so there's no backporting necessary (and no modifications). Certainly if someone forked code I wrote, I wouldn't support even the most recent version. I don't believe there's any forking going on here though.

      • Without doing more reading, I'm only guessing that the thing behaves something like what we were discussing around the time of this thread [perl.org].

        That is, without doing any porting, you simply cut everything which doesn't run on 5.6.2 - and if you had an earlier version which did work there, you freeze it at that version.

        Which is why I say "only the latest" is supported. I would probably be more inclined to take bugfixes from an active backporter than against an old version.

        But it's generally more likely that code I write in the future will be written in the future rather than in the past.