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Rugxulo(R)

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Usono,
31.07.2007, 10:42
 

Perl version 5.8.8 available (Announce)

Juan Manuel Guerrero released a new DJGPP port of Perl 5.8.8 on 11 May 2007.

Website: http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/pc/dos/djgpp/current/v2gnu/?fisel=pP

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rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
01.08.2007, 09:28

@ Rugxulo

Perl version 5.8.8 available

> > Really? :-P
>
> I meant that DOS indeed has an up-to-date port of 5.8.8, but that
> version isn't listed yet. So, I figured it was necessary to
> announce so that people don't get the wrong idea (or worse yet, use
> an old version!).

So you were probably talking about http://www.cpan.org/ports/#msdos? How should we know? ;-)

Rugxulo(R)

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Usono,
01.08.2007, 04:16

@ rr

Perl version 5.8.8 available

> > They only list 5.6.1 (which is outdated, newer version exists).
> Therefore,
> > why would I link to an old version?? :-P
>
> Really? :-P

I meant that DOS indeed has an up-to-date port of 5.8.8, but that version isn't listed yet. So, I figured it was necessary to announce so that people don't get the wrong idea (or worse yet, use an old version!).

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rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
31.07.2007, 20:16

@ Steve

Perl version 5.8.8 available

> Ach so. The one in /current is built with DJGPP 2.02. I'll list both in

2.03p2 (p2 = patchlevel 2) to be correct.

> Free Software for DOS and let the users figure out what to do with them.
> Anybody who uses Perl should be able to, right?

I think so. I only used Perl once for some forum software.

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US,
31.07.2007, 19:04

@ rr

Perl version 5.8.8 available

> > DOS files are in /current/v2gnu at DJGPP mirrors
>
> That's incomplete. :-D Juan also built DJGPP Perl with DJGPP 2.04. So this
> is in /beta/v2gnu.

Ach so. The one in /current is built with DJGPP 2.02. I'll list both in Free Software for DOS and let the users figure out what to do with them. Anybody who uses Perl should be able to, right?

rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
31.07.2007, 17:39

@ Steve

Perl version 5.8.8 available

> DOS files are in /current/v2gnu at DJGPP mirrors

That's incomplete. :-D Juan also built DJGPP Perl with DJGPP 2.04. So this is in /beta/v2gnu.

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US,
31.07.2007, 17:32

@ rr

Perl version 5.8.8 available

> > They only list 5.6.1 (which is outdated, newer version exists).
> Therefore,
> > why would I link to an old version?? :-P
>
> Really? :-P

5.8.8 is a new Perl, integrating older CPAN and GNU Perls. Version info at:
http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl/

DOS files are in /current/v2gnu at DJGPP mirrors

Lists of DJGPP download sites at Free Software for DOS (pick a country, all have same content):

Argentina
http://ar.geocities.com/short_stop_ar/freesoft/z_more2.htm#djgppmirr

Australia
http://au.geocities.com/short_stop_pacific/freesoft/z_more2.htm#djgppmirr

Estonia 1
http://freesoft.freedos.pri.ee/FreeSoft/z_more2.htm#djgppmirr

Estonia 2
http://cyberside.dyn.ee/freesoft/z_more2.htm#djgppmirr

India
http://in.geocities.com/short_stop_india/freesoft/z_more2.htm#djgppmirr

UK
http://uk.geocities.com/short_stop_uk/freesoft/z_more2.htm#djgppmirr

US
http://short.stop.home.att.net/freesoft/z_more2.htm#djgppmirr

[If anyone finds errors in the mirror list, please let me know - I'll fix in the next Free Software for DOS, coming "real soon"]

rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
31.07.2007, 12:53

@ Rugxulo

Perl version 5.8.8 available

> They only list 5.6.1 (which is outdated, newer version exists). Therefore,
> why would I link to an old version?? :-P

Really? :-P

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Btw: I fixed uploading `x-png' images now.

Rugxulo(R)

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Usono,
31.07.2007, 12:13

@ rr

Perl version 5.8.8 available

> > You're right, I stand corrected. Alright, everyone delete 5.8.8 and
> > reinstall 5.6.1! That's an order, private!
>
> :confused: :confused:

They only list 5.6.1 (which is outdated, newer version exists). Therefore, why would I link to an old version?? :-P

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Berlin, Germany,
31.07.2007, 11:06

@ Rugxulo

Perl version 5.8.8 available

> You're right, I stand corrected. Alright, everyone delete 5.8.8 and
> reinstall 5.6.1! That's an order, private!

:confused: :confused:

Rugxulo(R)

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Usono,
31.07.2007, 11:05

@ rr

Perl version 5.8.8 available

> > Website: http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/pc/dos/djgpp/current/v2gnu/?fisel=pP
>
> That's not correct. ;-) Perl's website is
> http://www.perl.org/.
> Better write "available from any DJGPP mirror" next time. :-)
> Otherwise we contradict the idea of mirrors.

You're right, I stand corrected. Alright, everyone delete 5.8.8 and reinstall 5.6.1! That's an order, private!

> http://www.cpan.org/ports/#msdos
>
> Recent DJGPP Perl (5.6.1 as of February 2006).

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rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
31.07.2007, 10:51

@ Rugxulo

Perl version 5.8.8 available

> Website: http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/pc/dos/djgpp/current/v2gnu/?fisel=pP

That's not correct. ;-) Perl's website is http://www.perl.org/.
Better write "available from any DJGPP mirror" next time. :-)
Otherwise we contradict the idea of mirrors.

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