[MacPorts] #46749: mod_perl2: add variants +perl5_18 +perl5_20

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Wed Feb 4 22:49:50 PST 2015

#46749: mod_perl2:  add variants +perl5_18 +perl5_20
  Reporter:  devans@…     |      Owner:  ryan@…
      Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal       |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports        |    Version:
Resolution:               |   Keywords:
      Port:  mod_perl2    |

Comment (by mojca@…):

 Replying to [comment:6 devans@…]:
 > Replying to [comment:3 mojca@…]:
 > > Also, we should start the transition to switch the default Perl. I
 don't consider the few remaining modules that miss support for 5.20 to be
 > This is OT for this ticket but I think we need to stabilize at the
 perl5.16 level before trying to move on.

 What do you mean by stabilize?

 > Some issues remaining:
 >   * fix issues that restrict some ports to perl5.16 such as this one

 But this one is not a case where the port wouldn't work with 5.20. It's
 just that it won't work with multiple versions at once. And it will
 probably never work with multiple versions, even if we support 5.20.

 >   * remove 5.8-5.14 support/variants in perl5
 >   * remove perl5.8 through perl5.14, now largely useless without
 extension module support.

 Removing perl5.8-5.14 can be done quickly and independent of everything
 else. And it's not really a showstopper in any way. (Even if those four
 ports would remain, it's not really a problem.) We just need to make sure
 that removing support for variants 5.8-5.14 won't break the graveyard

 > Perhaps a good point to switch would be when 5.22 is released. Is there
 a target release date?

 Are you suggesting a switch to 5.20 or 5.22?

 I don't know if there are any target release dates, but if you look at
 http://www.cpan.org/src/README.html you'll see that for the last four to
 five years the versions 5.12-5.20 have always been released in May (5.12
 in mid April). And 5.19.x is released on 20th each month. I would expect
 5.22 to be released around 20th May.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/46749#comment:7>
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