[Bioperl-l] release timetable

Nathan S. Haigh n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk
Thu Nov 30 04:28:36 EST 2006

Sendu Bala wrote:
> Nathan S. Haigh wrote:
>> Sendu Bala wrote:
>>> Hilmar Lapp wrote:
>>>> Sendu -
>>>> what is the timetable in your mind for getting the release out? The 
>>>> NESCent phyloinformatics hackathon is impending and if at all 
>>>> possible I'd really like to see the release be out of the way when 
>>>> it starts so that all new code can simply go the main trunk and has 
>>>> no chance of interfering with the release.
>>> I'm going to do one final merge from HEAD to branch-1-5-2 and then 
>>> set the final release tags later today, so a) anything done at the 
>>> hackathon won't make any difference, and b) the release should go 
>>> out soon.
>>> The release will go ahead when I've sorted out the Windows PPM and 
>>> the Change Log (neither of which require code changes on the branch).
>>> On this schedule I won't be able to implement Conrad's pre-req 
>>> installation order in Build.PL since that would require a 
>>> substantial change to ModuleBuildBioperl.pm and another RC. I'll do 
>>> that after release so that 1.5.3 benefits.
>>> _______________________________________________
>> I've not had the time to test out the new CPAN installation until 
>> now. I've just tried it
> 'it' being RC5? On Windows?
>> on a clan install of ActivePerl and it didn't install:
>> Failed Test     Stat Wstat Total Fail  Failed  List of Failed
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>> t/RemoteBlast.t    9  2304    13    0   0.00%  ??
>> t/rnamotif.t       2   512    72  144 200.00%  1-72
>> 2 tests and 197 subtests skipped.
>> How can I get the test output from CPAN to go to a log file so I can 
>> look at the errors more closely?
> I don't know about log files, but you can configure the cmd window to 
> have a large history and then just copy/paste the results.
> You can also go into the directory that CPAN extracted the archive to 
> and run the tests there manually.
> Please send me the results of those tests.

While I figure this out, I've come across the following:

The version of CPAN that ships with ActivePerl is 1.7602 and 
the first version of CPAN to support setting the preference of 
Module::Build over MakeMaker with "o conf prefer_installer MB" is 1.81 
according to their change log. As a result, the default installation of 
Bioperl on ActivePerl will always use Makefile.PL if it's 


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