[OT] Perl 5.8.9 RC1 is out

Steve Purkis steve at purkis.ca
Fri Nov 14 19:01:01 GMT 2008

On Nov 13, 2008, at 16:03, Léon Brocard wrote:

> 2008/11/11 Nicholas Clark <nick at ccl4.org>:
>> ftp://ftp.cpan.org/pub/CPAN/authors/id/N/NW/NWCLARK/perl-5.8.9- 
>> RC1.tar.bz2
>> no-one has tested it on *your* work code. And if you don't, and  
>> there are
>> regressions in RC1 that hurt your code, but you don't find out  
>> until after
>> 5.8.9 is released, because you didn't test it now, then
> How is 5.8.9 RC1 working out for everyone? It compiles and passes
> tests on all the different computers and virtual machines I have
> access to and I've run a substantial amount of CPAN on it without any
> problems so far. How about you?

Compiles & tests ok for me on my PPC mac, OS 10.4, gcc v4.0.1.

spurkis at lamb:~/dev/perl-5.8.9-RC1 $ uname -a
Darwin lamb.local 8.11.0 Darwin Kernel Version 8.11.0: Wed Oct 10  
18:26:00 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.24.17~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh  

Haven't had time to run much with it yet...

I'm a mac user. baaa.

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