[Pdx-pm] Suggestion for next meeting: Getting 5.10.1 released

Brian Kurle brian.kurle at ieee.org
Sun Jun 21 16:45:05 PDT 2009

Are you proposing this for next month's meeting, or possibly something  
sooner (why wait a month)?

On Jun 21, 2009, at 2:36 PM, Michael G Schwern <schwern at pobox.com>  

> After 18 months, 5.10.1 is almost ready to go.  Pumpking Dave  
> Mitchel has
> identified a list of bugs he'd like to have triaged.  Him and Nick  
> Clark have
> been all but begging people to look at them.
> I propose for next meeting we would look through that list of bugs,  
> and pick
> off any we feel we can make progress on. Progress includes any of:
> 1: Verifying that the bug is still present in blead/perl-maint
> 2: Writing a test that will pass once the bug is fixed
> 3: Using that test to run a bisect to find when the bug was introduced
> 4: Actually fixing the bug
> This would let people play with git, get to know the perl bug  
> tracker, get
> some experience squashing perl bugs, writing tests for perl bugs (its
> remarkably similar to using Test::More now) and maybe even learn  
> some C.  Also
> it would help 5.10.1 finally get out the door!
> Also, we can test the 5.10.1 branch both by trying it out on every  
> wacky
> computer and compiler we can get our hands on.  Old unixen, weird  
> compilers...
> Windows (seriously).
> chromatic and I have experience squashing perl bugs and can help the  
> rest get
> in on that.  I know we have some C programmers in the group who can  
> help teach
> the rest of us.  And I'm sure you guys have access to a lot of  
> machines.
> So a nice hands-on meeting, which means we can head off to the Lucky  
> Lab early. :)
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