[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 22.214.171.1249 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 126.96.36.1999 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 188.8.131.529 will always use Makefile.PL if it's
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