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Re: 5.36.1 release?

Steve Hay via perl5-porters
March 3, 2023 18:45
Re: 5.36.1 release?
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On Mon, 6 Feb 2023 at 13:52, Steve Hay <> wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Feb 2023 at 18:09, Karen Etheridge <> wrote:
> >
> > Is there any appetite for a 5.36.1? The timing is right for getting it into various distributions that are going to ship with 5.36.
> >
> > In skimming over the 5.37.x perldeltas, I see some good candidates, including the isa fix ( 5.37.1 and 5.37.2 especially contained a lot of fixes that would be nice to ship early, and there were some nice doc improvements too.
> >
> > I would also want to consider including Unicode 15.0, even though that's not a "fix".
> >
> Funnily enough I mentioned this to Paul Evans only a few days ago. It
> seems like the timing could be right, so I will start putting together
> a list of things to backport.

Apologies for this having taken longer than it should have done, but I
have now assembled a list of likely candidates in the voting file

Committers: Please consider casting some votes so that I can get
5.36.1 released soon.

I stumbled across a few other along the way that would arguably be
"nice to have" but which didn't seem to fit any of the criteria set
out in perlpolicy.pod for inclusion:

c31ae9a243a483ee972d34e51cfaca9525f50d05 (GH#19818)
Rename variable in EXTEND_HWM_SET

use Off_t for file offsets in sdbm.c

0cb18e027fe86875851f8cbf4bd48eb666ce5390 and
b04606273aff02cd30bd1d7dff2797554474eec8 (GH#18642)
setsockopt: use SvPOK to determine whether OPTVAL is string or integer
setsockopt: treat boolean values as numbers

f7e7b4d5e7c86d3d5df8a744581a7f7390fc64ce (GH#20018 and GH#20061)
win32.c: use _mkgmtime() instead of mktime() in stat()

64d117434d554b7227e13abbc3ba99ff266b8484 (GH#20354)
only negative cache a method lookup if we look at UNIVERSAL Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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