[HEADSUP] Perl update to 5.22.0

Yaakov Selkowitz yselkowitz@cygwin.com
Fri Jul 31 19:26:00 GMT 2015

On Fri, 2015-07-31 at 21:13 +0200, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Jari and Volker are out on vacation or other business.  Yaakov commented
> we shouldn't hold the release for ming and I've just looked up Jari's
> packages and they don't contain XS modules, so if anybody needs those
> before Jari updates them we can advise users to just copy from the 5.14
> into the 5.22 tree as a stopgap measure.


> Mark O'Keefe hasn't responded so far.  If anybody complains about amanda
> not working, Marco has offered to rebuild the package on his behalf
> since amanda makes copious use of XS modules.

AFAICS we can consider amanda ORPHANED.

> So it looks like we're ready to go when Yaakov is.  Corinna has offered
> to trigger the release by moving the !perl cookies to !ready ones, but
> is not available before Monday.  If somebody else wants to do this,
> please speak up.  I guess at least myself and Yaakov should be online
> while the update is being processed due to the sheer number of packages
> and the resulting potential for hiccups (although I really hope there
> won't be any).  Let me know if we can find some time over the weekend,
> otherwise we'll have to arrange for something like Monday evening MET.

I'm on #cygwin-developers now if you want to coordinate this


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