[MacPorts] #46749: mod_perl2: add variants +perl5_18 +perl5_20
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Fri Feb 6 13:48:45 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 devans@…):
Replying to [comment:7 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?
I mean, that the there are issues with the current state of the perl ports
that I would like to see addressed
before moving on. I listed a few.
> > 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.
I don't believe this has been proven. I'm still testing.
> > * 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
So why not do it before moving on? No need to leave old issues open.
> > 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?
Again for stability (perl known to work well), I would switch the default
from 5.16 to 5.20 when perl 5.22 is released.
People who want to work with the latest and greatest can use 5.22 if they
want. Then I would move the default version
one step at a time as each new stable version is released.
If you want to discuss this further, please continue the discussion on
macport-devel list. The issue of switching
default versions of perl, while a valid issue, is off topic with respect
to this ticket. Lets not confuse the issue
Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/46749#comment:8>
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