[Bioperl-l] New Bioperl minimum Perl version -- 5.6.1 or 5.8 ?
torsten.seemann at infotech.monash.edu.au
Sat Sep 23 21:09:29 EDT 2006
From a previous thread it was unclear whether it had been decided to move the
minimum Perl version for Bioperl to 5.6.1 or 5.8 ?
The "INSTALL" file says 5.005, the wiki says "5.6, prefer 5.8", recent MAC OS X
users only have 5.6, a lot of modules already need 5.6 anyway, and Sendu says
his new pull-parsers need 5.8.
My impression was that it was informally decided to require 5.6.1, but there
appears to be a good case to move to 5.8 (now 3 years old). Obviously there are
still people who are unable to migrate to Perl 5.8 yet, but are they the same
users who will be using the latest Bioperl version anyway?
Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University, Australia
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