[Bioperl-l] Thoughts on some test reorganization
cjfields at illinois.edu
Mon Nov 17 00:30:30 EST 2008
I think we should support 5.8.1 as a minimum but drop support for perl
5.6 and below.
The perl devs are pushing on 5.10 pretty heavily, with 5.10.1 due
within 6-12 months. Parrot development (and perl6 along with it) is
actually progressing rapidly enough I wouldn't be surprised to see a
decently working perl 6 alpha implementation within a year's time (see
latest timeline here: http://use.perl.org/~chromatic/journal/37889).
Note: dropping support for 5.6 may not mean that bioperl wouldn't work
with 5.6.x; it has been actively tested on it over the years. It can
easily mean 'we will no longer make fixes to deal with backporting
issues to 5.6'. However, I suggest we make the min 5.8 requirement
explicit. The latest perl 5.6 release is just over 5 years old.
Completely OT, but I wouldn't be surprised if OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
ships with 5.10, just haven't seen anything to confirm that yet.
On Nov 16, 2008, at 9:43 PM, Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2008, at 9:34 PM, Chris Fields wrote:
>> 5.8.x is about to be 'end-of-lifed'
> Interesting. 5.8.x is the version of Perl for Mac OSX Leopard (and
> Tiger, too) - I don't see the need to support it going away any time
> : Hilmar Lapp -:- Durham, NC -:- hlapp at gmx dot net :
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