[Bioperl-l] "progress": useful changes vs. "shiny new thingie"

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Wed Nov 15 18:08:00 EST 2006

Chris Fields wrote:
> We do need to let Scott and Lincoln in on these changes (they only know
> about the removal of the Bio/DB Makefile.PL).  I think various install
> scripts look for a Makefile.PL, so if it isn't there things will tank on
> their end.  We also need to post this everywhere possible in very big
> neon-colored letters (with fireworks and so on), since most users are used
> to 'perl Makefile.PL; make; make install'.  

It doesn't need to be neon because most users will still be able to do 
exactly that; Makefile.PL will be part of the distributions (having been 
generated by Build.PL).

For most people, there's not going to be any significant difference with 
this change. It'll be more like a behind-the-scenes thing.

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