|Subject:||5.005 released (with maintenance update 01)|
|From:||Gurusamy Sarathy <email@example.com>|
The Perl Porters proudly present a shiny new release of Perl, version 5.005. This is a major release that incorporates all maintenance and development changes since the last major release, 5.004.
This major release is not to be confused with maintenance releases of 5.004. A new maintenance release of 5.004 (5.004_05) is in fact in final beta test stages now and should be released within a few weeks.
WARNING: Version 5.005 is NOT BINARY COMPATIBLE with previous releases. You will need to recompile all extensions that require a C compiler to build (i.e. those that contain XSUBs). A brief summary of the more significant changes is included at the end.
There has been one maintenance update since the time 5.005 was released, to fix a few platform-specific problems. You can find the 5.005_01 release from any of the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) sites worldwide. To select from a list of sites, go to:
Note the absence of a trailing `/'. The actual file can be found at:
Perl builds and runs on a bewildering number of platforms. Virtually all known and current Unix derivatives are supported, as are VMS, DOS, OS/2, Windows, QNX, BeOS, and the Amiga. There are also the beginnings of support for MPE/iX. If you find that your platform is unsupported, do let us know.
Be sure to read the INSTALL document for Unix-like platforms, and the port-specific README.xxx files for others. For brief notes on what has changed, see pod/perldelta.pod. More specific logs logs can be found in the Changes file.
If everything went well, and all the tests passed,
ok will mail us a report of your build configuration. If not,
make nok and describe your problems in detail.
Those two make targets run the perlbug utility, located at utils/perlbug. If perlbug
cannot determine how to send mail from your system, you may have
to let it save the report to a file, and mail it to us at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Being the lazy bunch we are, we have gone and written perlbug in Perl, so if you are unable to build Perl at all, we apologize. Please include the _output_ of the ./myconfig shell script with a detailed summary of what went wrong, and send it to <email@example.com>. If Perl built fine, but you have been unable to install it, perlbug can also be run as
./perl -Ilib utils/perlbugThe -h option will show a short usage summary.
If after having successfully installed Perl, you find any bugs or incompatibilities that aren't already mentioned in the documentation, please use perlbug to report the problem.
Once again, be sure to read the README.xxx, INSTALL, and pod/perldelta.pod files for important information about this release.
And, in the words of Larry Wall: "Have the appropriate amount of fun."
--The Perl Porters
EXPR foreach EXPRsyntax is supported.
The following features are almost all new, and are considered experimental. Their implementation and interface are subject to change in future versions.
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