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

Jonathan Leto jaleto at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 00:11:20 PDT 2009


I am all for some kind of "Perl code sprint" that happens as much as
once a week, where a few people get together with a common goal and
get some stuff done.

There was a great talk at OSBridge about "Effective Codesprinting" by
the Calagator peeps, they spread a lot of useful knowledge that I
would like to put into practice.

Would anybody be up for it?


> 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> wrote:
>> 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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