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

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Thu Nov 16 07:45:13 EST 2006

On Nov 16, 2006, at 1:55 AM, Sendu Bala wrote:

> Also,
> # 1.5.2 gains Build.PL (and ModuleBuildBioperl.pm) so that people who
> read the docs on the website/elsewhere (which will be updated to  
> explain
>   the new Build.PL system) don't get confused when that doesn't work,
> for wide testing, and to get people used to it for the next  
> release. The
> old Makefile.PL will have 2 changes: Brians bug-fix and a little  
> message
> pointing out that Build.PL is now the preferred installation  
> system, but
> Makefile.PL still works.

Sounds fine to me.  The old Makefile.PL is in the branch along with  
the new system, we leave a stub in place for Makefile.PL in CVS HEAD,  
and everybody's happy (hopefully).

Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
Dept of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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