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1For an overview of what's changed in this release, see pod/perldelta.pod.
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3For the details of changes in previous releases, see the individual
4perlNNNdelta.pod files. For example, pod/perl588delta.pod describes the
5changes between versions 5.8.7 and 5.8.8.
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7For a list of contributors to perl, see AUTHORS.
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9If you need a detailed commit history (i.e. descriptions of each
10individual commit), you can view the git version control history online
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11at https://github.com/Perl/perl5. Or, you can download a copy of the git
12repository and then run a command like
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4899916a 14 git log --name-status v5.12.0..v5.14.0
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4899916a 16to view all the changes between 5.12.0 and 5.14.0.
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c222ef46 18See pod/perlgit.pod for more details on using git and accessing the
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19commit history.
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21In perl releases prior to 2009, the source tarball included a collection
22of Changes files that listed the individual commits that had gone into
23each release. Since these files had become very large, and since the
24same information is now freely available online, it was decided to remove
25them from subsequent releases.
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27If you need access to these removed files, then they can be be found most
28recently in the 5.8.9 and 5.10.0 tarballs, at
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8c22ec1a 30 http://www.cpan.org/src/perl-5.8.9.tar.gz
34566923 31 http://www.cpan.org/src/5.0/perl-5.10.0.tar.gz
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33The contents of the files in question can mostly be regenerated using git
34commands. The following table shows the equivalents. Note that the files
35prior to Changes5.005 were not simple lists of commits, so can't be
36recreated just by running the git command. As it happens, even the latter
37ones are not exact equivalents. This is due to a combination of errors in
38the original Changes files, and "impedance mismatches" when the previous
39version control data was imported into git in December 2008.
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41For example, the Changes5.005 file includes 206 spurious entries from the
42maint5.004 Perforce branch.
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44Running the following command with the range argument shown in the table
45will produce *approximately* the same list of changes in the specified
46file shown from the listed tarball.
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48 git log --name-status <range>
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50 file tarball <range> argument to 'git log'
51 ------------ ------ --------------------------------
52 Changes5.000 Either N/A
53 Changes5.001 Either perl-5.000..perl-5.001
54 Changes5.002 Either perl-5.001..perl-5.002
55 Changes5.003 Either perl-5.002..perl-5.003
56 Changes5.004 Either perl-5.003..perl-5.004
57 Changes5.005 Either perl-5.004..perl-5.005_03
58 Changes5.6 Either perl-5.005_03..perl-5.6.0
59 Changes5.8 Either perl-5.6.0..perl-5.8.0
60 Changes5.8.1 5.8.9 perl-5.8.0..perl-5.8.1 ^1ede746b
61 Changes5.8.2 5.8.9 perl-5.8.1..perl-5.8.2
62 Changes5.8.3 5.8.9 perl-5.8.2..perl-5.8.3
63 Changes5.8.4 5.8.9 perl-5.8.3..perl-5.8.4
64 Changes5.8.5 5.8.9 perl-5.8.4..perl-5.8.5 ^3a81978b
65 Changes5.8.6 5.8.9 perl-5.8.5..perl-5.8.6 ^498d59dd
66 Changes5.8.7 5.8.9 perl-5.8.6..perl-5.8.7
67 Changes5.8.8 5.8.9 perl-5.8.7..perl-5.8.8
68 Changes 5.8.9 perl-5.8.8..perl-5.8.9
69 Changes 5.10.0 perl-5.8.0..perl-5.10.0