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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • is on the fact that Activestate is getting closer and closer to what is effectively core perl (plus all the whizzy tools they throw in). That means they can just keep track of core perl, rather than continually have to patch problems.
    • If I'm interpreting you correctly, that means that Perl versions released by the PumpKing are becoming more Windows-friendly. I like that.

      Only 3 releases of 5.8.x - all are version 5.8.0, plus "Several bug fixes and other improvements have been merged from the Perl development track", plus changes to their 'whizzy tools'. I was expecting to see 5.8.1 in there. Maybe they're waiting for 5.8.2.

      • Re:My money... (Score:2, Informative)

        ActivePerl 5.8.1 build 807 was supposed to be released by October 14th. I've stopped the release several times because of binary incompatibilities between 5.8.0 and 5.8.1. We definitely don't want to maintain separate PPM repositories for 5.8.0 and 5.8.1.

        Build 807 has now been approved by our QA and should go out some time next week. It will still be based on 5.8.1, but has about 70% of the patches on the way to 5.8.2. The major missing piece is the new rehashing scheme.