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3=head1 NAME
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5perlhist - the Perl history records
6
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
8
9This document aims to record the Perl source code releases.
10
11=head1 INTRODUCTION
12
13Perl history in brief, by Larry Wall:
14
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15 Perl 0 introduced Perl to my officemates.
16 Perl 1 introduced Perl to the world, and changed /\(...\|...\)/ to
d516a115 17 /(...|...)/. \(Dan Faigin still hasn't forgiven me. :-\)
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18 Perl 2 introduced Henry Spencer's regular expression package.
19 Perl 3 introduced the ability to handle binary data (embedded nulls).
20 Perl 4 introduced the first Camel book. Really. We mostly just
d516a115 21 switched version numbers so the book could refer to 4.000.
cac726e9 22 Perl 5 introduced everything else, including the ability to
d516a115 23 introduce everything else.
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24
25=head1 THE KEEPERS OF THE PUMPKIN
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7b8d334a 27Larry Wall, Andy Dougherty, Tom Christiansen, Charles Bailey, Nick
193fb0af 28Ing-Simmons, Chip Salzenberg, Tim Bunce, Malcolm Beattie, Gurusamy
e78084cb 29Sarathy, Graham Barr, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Hugo van der Sanden,
294fc197 30Michael Schwern, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Nicholas Clark, Richard Clamp,
e4b5ce81 31Leon Brocard, Dave Mitchell, Jesse Vincent, Ricardo Signes, Steve Hay,
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32Matt S Trout, David Golden, Florian Ragwitz, Tatsuhiko Miyagawa,
33Chris C<BinGOs> Williams, and Zefram.
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34
35=head2 PUMPKIN?
36
37[from Porting/pumpkin.pod in the Perl source code distribution]
38
39Chip Salzenberg gets credit for that, with a nod to his cow orker,
40David Croy. We had passed around various names (baton, token, hot
41potato) but none caught on. Then, Chip asked:
42
43[begin quote]
44
45 Who has the patch pumpkin?
46
47To explain: David Croy once told me once that at a previous job,
48there was one tape drive and multiple systems that used it for backups.
49But instead of some high-tech exclusion software, they used a low-tech
50method to prevent multiple simultaneous backups: a stuffed pumpkin.
51No one was allowed to make backups unless they had the "backup pumpkin".
52
53[end quote]
54
55The name has stuck. The holder of the pumpkin is sometimes called
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56the pumpking (keeping the source afloat?) or the pumpkineer (pulling
57the strings?).
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58
59=head1 THE RECORDS
60
61 Pump- Release Date Notes
62 king (by no means
63 comprehensive,
64 see Changes*
65 for details)
a45445a7 66 ======================================================================
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d516a115 68 Larry 0 Classified. Don't ask.
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70 Larry 1.000 1987-Dec-18
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72 1.001..10 1988-Jan-30
73 1.011..14 1988-Feb-02
8b04df2c 74 Schwern 1.0.15 2002-Dec-18 Modernization
2c3bc011 75 Richard 1.0.16 2003-Dec-18
eea97dc2 76
cac726e9 77 Larry 2.000 1988-Jun-05
eea97dc2 78
cac726e9 79 2.001 1988-Jun-28
eea97dc2 80
cac726e9 81 Larry 3.000 1989-Oct-18
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83 3.001 1989-Oct-26
84 3.002..4 1989-Nov-11
85 3.005 1989-Nov-18
86 3.006..8 1989-Dec-22
87 3.009..13 1990-Mar-02
88 3.014 1990-Mar-13
89 3.015 1990-Mar-14
90 3.016..18 1990-Mar-28
d516a115 91 3.019..27 1990-Aug-10 User subs.
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92 3.028 1990-Aug-14
93 3.029..36 1990-Oct-17
94 3.037 1990-Oct-20
95 3.040 1990-Nov-10
96 3.041 1990-Nov-13
f7ee4c02 97 3.042..43 1991-Jan-??
cac726e9 98 3.044 1991-Jan-12
eea97dc2 99
cac726e9 100 Larry 4.000 1991-Mar-21
eea97dc2 101
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102 4.001..3 1991-Apr-12
103 4.004..9 1991-Jun-07
104 4.010 1991-Jun-10
105 4.011..18 1991-Nov-05
d516a115 106 4.019 1991-Nov-11 Stable.
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107 4.020..33 1992-Jun-08
108 4.034 1992-Jun-11
109 4.035 1992-Jun-23
d516a115 110 Larry 4.036 1993-Feb-05 Very stable.
eea97dc2 111
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112 5.000alpha1 1993-Jul-31
113 5.000alpha2 1993-Aug-16
114 5.000alpha3 1993-Oct-10
115 5.000alpha4 1993-???-??
116 5.000alpha5 1993-???-??
193fb0af 117 5.000alpha6 1994-Mar-18
ac580030 118 5.000alpha7 1994-Mar-25
cac726e9 119 Andy 5.000alpha8 1994-Apr-04
d516a115 120 Larry 5.000alpha9 1994-May-05 ext appears.
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121 5.000alpha10 1994-Jun-11
122 5.000alpha11 1994-Jul-01
d516a115 123 Andy 5.000a11a 1994-Jul-07 To fit 14.
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124 5.000a11b 1994-Jul-14
125 5.000a11c 1994-Jul-19
126 5.000a11d 1994-Jul-22
93e0d802 127 Larry 5.000alpha12 1994-Aug-04
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128 Andy 5.000a12a 1994-Aug-08
129 5.000a12b 1994-Aug-15
130 5.000a12c 1994-Aug-22
131 5.000a12d 1994-Aug-22
132 5.000a12e 1994-Aug-22
133 5.000a12f 1994-Aug-24
134 5.000a12g 1994-Aug-24
135 5.000a12h 1994-Aug-24
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136 Larry 5.000beta1 1994-Aug-30
137 Andy 5.000b1a 1994-Sep-06
d516a115 138 Larry 5.000beta2 1994-Sep-14 Core slushified.
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139 Andy 5.000b2a 1994-Sep-14
140 5.000b2b 1994-Sep-17
141 5.000b2c 1994-Sep-17
193fb0af 142 Larry 5.000beta3 1994-Sep-??
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143 Andy 5.000b3a 1994-Sep-18
144 5.000b3b 1994-Sep-22
145 5.000b3c 1994-Sep-23
146 5.000b3d 1994-Sep-27
147 5.000b3e 1994-Sep-28
148 5.000b3f 1994-Sep-30
149 5.000b3g 1994-Oct-04
150 Andy 5.000b3h 1994-Oct-07
ac580030 151 Larry? 5.000gamma 1994-Oct-13?
eea97dc2 152
a7f7c56a 153 Larry 5.000 1994-Oct-17
eea97dc2 154
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155 Andy 5.000a 1994-Dec-19
156 5.000b 1995-Jan-18
157 5.000c 1995-Jan-18
158 5.000d 1995-Jan-18
159 5.000e 1995-Jan-18
160 5.000f 1995-Jan-18
161 5.000g 1995-Jan-18
162 5.000h 1995-Jan-18
163 5.000i 1995-Jan-26
164 5.000j 1995-Feb-07
165 5.000k 1995-Feb-11
166 5.000l 1995-Feb-21
93e0d802 167 5.000m 1995-Feb-28
cac726e9 168 5.000n 1995-Mar-07
ac580030 169 5.000o 1995-Mar-13?
eea97dc2 170
cac726e9 171 Larry 5.001 1995-Mar-13
eea97dc2 172
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173 Andy 5.001a 1995-Mar-15
174 5.001b 1995-Mar-31
175 5.001c 1995-Apr-07
176 5.001d 1995-Apr-14
d516a115 177 5.001e 1995-Apr-18 Stable.
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178 5.001f 1995-May-31
179 5.001g 1995-May-25
180 5.001h 1995-May-25
181 5.001i 1995-May-30
182 5.001j 1995-Jun-05
183 5.001k 1995-Jun-06
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184 5.001l 1995-Jun-06 Stable.
185 5.001m 1995-Jul-02 Very stable.
186 5.001n 1995-Oct-31 Very unstable.
cac726e9 187 5.002beta1 1995-Nov-21
93e0d802 188 5.002b1a 1995-Dec-04
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189 5.002b1b 1995-Dec-04
190 5.002b1c 1995-Dec-04
191 5.002b1d 1995-Dec-04
192 5.002b1e 1995-Dec-08
193 5.002b1f 1995-Dec-08
d516a115 194 Tom 5.002b1g 1995-Dec-21 Doc release.
cac726e9 195 Andy 5.002b1h 1996-Jan-05
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196 5.002b2 1996-Jan-14
197 Larry 5.002b3 1996-Feb-02
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198 Andy 5.002gamma 1996-Feb-11
199 Larry 5.002delta 1996-Feb-27
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200
201 Larry 5.002 1996-Feb-29 Prototypes.
202
cac726e9 203 Charles 5.002_01 1996-Mar-25
eea97dc2 204
d516a115 205 5.003 1996-Jun-25 Security release.
eea97dc2 206
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207 5.003_01 1996-Jul-31
208 Nick 5.003_02 1996-Aug-10
209 Andy 5.003_03 1996-Aug-28
210 5.003_04 1996-Sep-02
211 5.003_05 1996-Sep-12
212 5.003_06 1996-Oct-07
213 5.003_07 1996-Oct-10
214 Chip 5.003_08 1996-Nov-19
215 5.003_09 1996-Nov-26
216 5.003_10 1996-Nov-29
217 5.003_11 1996-Dec-06
218 5.003_12 1996-Dec-19
219 5.003_13 1996-Dec-20
220 5.003_14 1996-Dec-23
221 5.003_15 1996-Dec-23
222 5.003_16 1996-Dec-24
223 5.003_17 1996-Dec-27
224 5.003_18 1996-Dec-31
225 5.003_19 1997-Jan-04
226 5.003_20 1997-Jan-07
227 5.003_21 1997-Jan-15
228 5.003_22 1997-Jan-16
229 5.003_23 1997-Jan-25
230 5.003_24 1997-Jan-29
231 5.003_25 1997-Feb-04
232 5.003_26 1997-Feb-10
233 5.003_27 1997-Feb-18
234 5.003_28 1997-Feb-21
d516a115 235 5.003_90 1997-Feb-25 Ramping up to the 5.004 release.
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236 5.003_91 1997-Mar-01
237 5.003_92 1997-Mar-06
238 5.003_93 1997-Mar-10
239 5.003_94 1997-Mar-22
240 5.003_95 1997-Mar-25
241 5.003_96 1997-Apr-01
d516a115 242 5.003_97 1997-Apr-03 Fairly widely used.
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243 5.003_97a 1997-Apr-05
244 5.003_97b 1997-Apr-08
245 5.003_97c 1997-Apr-10
246 5.003_97d 1997-Apr-13
247 5.003_97e 1997-Apr-15
248 5.003_97f 1997-Apr-17
249 5.003_97g 1997-Apr-18
250 5.003_97h 1997-Apr-24
251 5.003_97i 1997-Apr-25
252 5.003_97j 1997-Apr-28
253 5.003_98 1997-Apr-30
254 5.003_99 1997-May-01
255 5.003_99a 1997-May-09
d516a115 256 p54rc1 1997-May-12 Release Candidates.
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257 p54rc2 1997-May-14
258
d516a115 259 Chip 5.004 1997-May-15 A major maintenance release.
eea97dc2 260
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261 Tim 5.004_01-t1 1997-???-?? The 5.004 maintenance track.
262 5.004_01-t2 1997-Jun-11 aka perl5.004m1t2
263 5.004_01 1997-Jun-13
264 5.004_01_01 1997-Jul-29 aka perl5.004m2t1
265 5.004_01_02 1997-Aug-01 aka perl5.004m2t2
266 5.004_01_03 1997-Aug-05 aka perl5.004m2t3
cac726e9 267 5.004_02 1997-Aug-07
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268 5.004_02_01 1997-Aug-12 aka perl5.004m3t1
269 5.004_03-t2 1997-Aug-13 aka perl5.004m3t2
cac726e9 270 5.004_03 1997-Sep-05
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271 5.004_04-t1 1997-Sep-19 aka perl5.004m4t1
272 5.004_04-t2 1997-Sep-23 aka perl5.004m4t2
273 5.004_04-t3 1997-Oct-10 aka perl5.004m4t3
274 5.004_04-t4 1997-Oct-14 aka perl5.004m4t4
cac726e9 275 5.004_04 1997-Oct-15
f7ee4c02 276 5.004_04-m1 1998-Mar-04 (5.004m5t1) Maint. trials for 5.004_05.
1a607138 277 5.004_04-m2 1998-May-01
193fb0af 278 5.004_04-m3 1998-May-15
eea97dc2 279 5.004_04-m4 1998-May-19
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280 5.004_05-MT5 1998-Jul-21
281 5.004_05-MT6 1998-Oct-09
282 5.004_05-MT7 1998-Nov-22
283 5.004_05-MT8 1998-Dec-03
284 Chip 5.004_05-MT9 1999-Apr-26
285 5.004_05 1999-Apr-29
eea97dc2 286
d516a115 287 Malcolm 5.004_50 1997-Sep-09 The 5.005 development track.
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288 5.004_51 1997-Oct-02
289 5.004_52 1997-Oct-15
290 5.004_53 1997-Oct-16
291 5.004_54 1997-Nov-14
292 5.004_55 1997-Nov-25
293 5.004_56 1997-Dec-18
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294 5.004_57 1998-Feb-03
295 5.004_58 1998-Feb-06
296 5.004_59 1998-Feb-13
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297 5.004_60 1998-Feb-20
298 5.004_61 1998-Feb-27
299 5.004_62 1998-Mar-06
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300 5.004_63 1998-Mar-17
301 5.004_64 1998-Apr-03
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302 5.004_65 1998-May-15
303 5.004_66 1998-May-29
304 Sarathy 5.004_67 1998-Jun-15
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305 5.004_68 1998-Jun-23
306 5.004_69 1998-Jun-29
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307 5.004_70 1998-Jul-06
308 5.004_71 1998-Jul-09
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309 5.004_72 1998-Jul-12
310 5.004_73 1998-Jul-13
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311 5.004_74 1998-Jul-14 5.005 beta candidate.
312 5.004_75 1998-Jul-15 5.005 beta1.
313 5.004_76 1998-Jul-21 5.005 beta2.
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314
315 Sarathy 5.005 1998-Jul-22 Oneperl.
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316
317 Sarathy 5.005_01 1998-Jul-27 The 5.005 maintenance track.
318 5.005_02-T1 1998-Aug-02
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319 5.005_02-T2 1998-Aug-05
320 5.005_02 1998-Aug-08
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321 Graham 5.005_03-MT1 1998-Nov-30
322 5.005_03-MT2 1999-Jan-04
323 5.005_03-MT3 1999-Jan-17
324 5.005_03-MT4 1999-Jan-26
325 5.005_03-MT5 1999-Jan-28
f7ee4c02 326 5.005_03-MT6 1999-Mar-05
ba7a42cf 327 5.005_03 1999-Mar-28
294fc197 328 Leon 5.005_04-RC1 2004-Feb-05
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329 5.005_04-RC2 2004-Feb-18
330 5.005_04 2004-Feb-23
eea97dc2 331
87275199 332 Sarathy 5.005_50 1998-Jul-26 The 5.6 development track.
dfe13c55 333 5.005_51 1998-Aug-10
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334 5.005_52 1998-Sep-25
335 5.005_53 1998-Oct-31
c2444246 336 5.005_54 1998-Nov-30
99ed61e6 337 5.005_55 1999-Feb-16
642c2561 338 5.005_56 1999-Mar-01
ba7a42cf 339 5.005_57 1999-May-25
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340 5.005_58 1999-Jul-27
341 5.005_59 1999-Aug-02
342 5.005_60 1999-Aug-02
343 5.005_61 1999-Aug-20
344 5.005_62 1999-Oct-15
345 5.005_63 1999-Dec-09
346 5.5.640 2000-Feb-02
347 5.5.650 2000-Feb-08 beta1
348 5.5.660 2000-Feb-22 beta2
349 5.5.670 2000-Feb-29 beta3
350 5.6.0-RC1 2000-Mar-09 Release candidate 1.
351 5.6.0-RC2 2000-Mar-14 Release candidate 2.
352 5.6.0-RC3 2000-Mar-21 Release candidate 3.
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353
354 Sarathy 5.6.0 2000-Mar-22
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355
356 Sarathy 5.6.1-TRIAL1 2000-Dec-18 The 5.6 maintenance track.
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357 5.6.1-TRIAL2 2001-Jan-31
358 5.6.1-TRIAL3 2001-Mar-19
359 5.6.1-foolish 2001-Apr-01 The "fools-gold" release.
360 5.6.1 2001-Apr-08
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361 Rafael 5.6.2-RC1 2003-Nov-08
362 5.6.2 2003-Nov-15 Fix new build issues
bab127f6 363
f7ee4c02 364 Jarkko 5.7.0 2000-Sep-02 The 5.7 track: Development.
b9636b4c 365 5.7.1 2001-Apr-09
f7ee4c02 366 5.7.2 2001-Jul-13 Virtual release candidate 0.
52b65635 367 5.7.3 2002-Mar-05
482b2006 368 5.8.0-RC1 2002-Jun-01
f8711711 369 5.8.0-RC2 2002-Jun-21
d082746b 370 5.8.0-RC3 2002-Jul-13
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371
372 Jarkko 5.8.0 2002-Jul-18
373
374 Jarkko 5.8.1-RC1 2003-Jul-10 The 5.8 maintenance track
d1fb9eca 375 5.8.1-RC2 2003-Jul-11
f28d0af5 376 5.8.1-RC3 2003-Jul-30
591b4a2d 377 5.8.1-RC4 2003-Aug-01
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378 5.8.1-RC5 2003-Sep-22
379 5.8.1 2003-Sep-25
aed365b8 380 Nicholas 5.8.2-RC1 2003-Oct-27
9a664500 381 5.8.2-RC2 2003-Nov-03
bb76650e 382 5.8.2 2003-Nov-05
8fb728ee 383 5.8.3-RC1 2004-Jan-07
dc0b0fbe 384 5.8.3 2004-Jan-14
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385 5.8.4-RC1 2004-Apr-05
386 5.8.4-RC2 2004-Apr-15
cba18cd5 387 5.8.4 2004-Apr-21
c3435ec0 388 5.8.5-RC1 2004-Jul-06
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389 5.8.5-RC2 2004-Jul-08
390 5.8.5 2004-Jul-19
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391 5.8.6-RC1 2004-Nov-11
392 5.8.6 2004-Nov-27
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393 5.8.7-RC1 2005-May-18
394 5.8.7 2005-May-30
7a1c739b 395 5.8.8-RC1 2006-Jan-20
61c48948 396 5.8.8 2006-Jan-31
f9cff250 397 5.8.9-RC1 2008-Nov-10
7a8d7d26 398 5.8.9-RC2 2008-Dec-06
5b5f44f3 399 5.8.9 2008-Dec-14
bab127f6 400
847428bd 401 Hugo 5.9.0 2003-Oct-27 The 5.9 development track
d6dfbb98 402 Rafael 5.9.1 2004-Mar-16
690cf44b 403 5.9.2 2005-Apr-01
604ded12 404 5.9.3 2006-Jan-28
101c1b44 405 5.9.4 2006-Aug-15
201a0ee1 406 5.9.5 2007-Jul-07
c9f6a3ca 407 5.10.0-RC1 2007-Nov-17
f7464869 408 5.10.0-RC2 2007-Nov-25
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410 Rafael 5.10.0 2007-Dec-18
411
55d0b987 412 David M 5.10.1-RC1 2009-Aug-06 The 5.10 maintenance track
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413 5.10.1-RC2 2009-Aug-18
414 5.10.1 2009-Aug-22
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415
416 Jesse 5.11.0 2009-Oct-02 The 5.11 development track
929e68c6 417 5.11.1 2009-Oct-20
c3d14d79 418 Leon 5.11.2 2009-Nov-20
def9adf2 419 Jesse 5.11.3 2009-Dec-20
a3ed6ee0 420 Ricardo 5.11.4 2010-Jan-20
3b63b116 421 Steve 5.11.5 2010-Feb-20
dd2abc63 422 Jesse 5.12.0-RC1 2010-Mar-29
847428bd 423
431be7b3 424 Jesse 5.12.0 2010-Apr-12
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425
426 Jesse 5.12.1 2010-May-16 The 5.12 maintenance track
f6ba54b8 427 Jesse 5.12.2 2010-Sep-06
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428
429 Leon 5.13.0 2010-Apr-20 The 5.13 development track
902dc50b 430 Ricardo 5.13.1 2010-May-20
e4b5ce81 431 Matt 5.13.2 2010-Jun-22
55d0b987 432 David G 5.13.3 2010-Jul-20
5d560a89 433 Florian 5.13.4 2010-Aug-20
8031668c 434 Steve 5.13.5 2010-Sep-19
5bc1001b 435 Miyagawa 5.13.6 2010-Oct-20
90737cf4 436 BinGOs 5.13.7 2010-Nov-20
970c3089 437 Zefram 5.13.8 2010-Dec-20
4e0160b3 438
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439=head2 SELECTED RELEASE SIZES
440
441For example the notation "core: 212 29" in the release 1.000 means that
442it had in the core 212 kilobytes, in 29 files. The "core".."doc" are
443explained below.
444
d516a115 445 release core lib ext t doc
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446 ======================================================================
447
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448 1.000 212 29 - - - - 38 51 62 3
449 1.014 219 29 - - - - 39 52 68 4
450 2.000 309 31 2 3 - - 55 57 92 4
451 2.001 312 31 2 3 - - 55 57 94 4
452 3.000 508 36 24 11 - - 79 73 156 5
453 3.044 645 37 61 20 - - 90 74 190 6
454 4.000 635 37 59 20 - - 91 75 198 4
455 4.019 680 37 85 29 - - 98 76 199 4
456 4.036 709 37 89 30 - - 98 76 208 5
457 5.000alpha2 785 50 114 32 - - 112 86 209 5
458 5.000alpha3 801 50 117 33 - - 121 87 209 5
459 5.000alpha9 1022 56 149 43 116 29 125 90 217 6
460 5.000a12h 978 49 140 49 205 46 152 97 228 9
461 5.000b3h 1035 53 232 70 216 38 162 94 218 21
462 5.000 1038 53 250 76 216 38 154 92 536 62
463 5.001m 1071 54 388 82 240 38 159 95 544 29
464 5.002 1121 54 661 101 287 43 155 94 847 35
465 5.003 1129 54 680 102 291 43 166 100 853 35
466 5.003_07 1231 60 748 106 396 53 213 137 976 39
467 5.004 1351 60 1230 136 408 51 355 161 1587 55
468 5.004_01 1356 60 1258 138 410 51 358 161 1587 55
469 5.004_04 1375 60 1294 139 413 51 394 162 1629 55
470 5.004_05 1463 60 1435 150 394 50 445 175 1855 59
471 5.004_51 1401 61 1260 140 413 53 358 162 1594 56
472 5.004_53 1422 62 1295 141 438 70 394 162 1637 56
473 5.004_56 1501 66 1301 140 447 74 408 165 1648 57
474 5.004_59 1555 72 1317 142 448 74 424 171 1678 58
475 5.004_62 1602 77 1327 144 629 92 428 173 1674 58
476 5.004_65 1626 77 1358 146 615 92 446 179 1698 60
477 5.004_68 1856 74 1382 152 619 92 463 187 1784 60
478 5.004_70 1863 75 1456 154 675 92 494 194 1809 60
479 5.004_73 1874 76 1467 152 762 102 506 196 1883 61
480 5.004_75 1877 76 1467 152 770 103 508 196 1896 62
481 5.005 1896 76 1469 152 795 103 509 197 1945 63
482 5.005_03 1936 77 1541 153 813 104 551 201 2176 72
483 5.005_50 1969 78 1842 301 795 103 514 198 1948 63
484 5.005_53 1999 79 1885 303 806 104 602 224 2002 67
485 5.005_56 2086 79 1970 307 866 113 672 238 2221 75
486 5.6.0 2820 79 2626 364 1096 129 863 280 2840 93
487 5.6.1 2946 78 2921 430 1171 132 1024 304 3330 102
488 5.6.2 2947 78 3143 451 1247 127 1303 387 3406 102
489 5.7.0 2977 80 2801 425 1250 132 975 307 3206 100
490 5.7.1 3351 84 3442 455 1944 167 1334 357 3698 124
491 5.7.2 3491 87 4858 618 3290 298 1598 449 3910 139
492 5.7.3 3299 85 4295 537 2196 300 2176 626 4171 120
493 5.8.0 3489 87 4533 585 2437 331 2588 726 4368 125
494 5.8.1 3674 90 5104 623 2604 353 2983 836 4625 134
495 5.8.2 3633 90 5111 623 2623 357 3019 848 4634 135
496 5.8.3 3625 90 5141 624 2660 363 3083 869 4669 136
497 5.8.4 3653 90 5170 634 2684 368 3148 885 4689 137
498 5.8.5 3664 90 4260 303 2707 369 3208 898 4689 138
499 5.8.6 3690 90 4271 303 3141 396 3411 925 4709 139
500 5.8.7 3788 90 4322 307 3297 401 3485 964 4744 141
501 5.8.8 3895 90 4357 314 3409 431 3622 1017 4979 144
502 5.8.9 4132 93 5508 330 3826 529 4364 1234 5348 152
503 5.9.0 3657 90 4951 626 2603 354 3011 841 4609 135
504 5.9.1 3580 90 5196 634 2665 367 3186 889 4725 138
505 5.9.2 3863 90 4654 312 3283 403 3551 973 4800 142
506 5.9.3 4096 91 5318 381 4806 597 4272 1214 5139 147
507 5.9.4 4393 94 5718 415 4578 642 4646 1310 5335 153
508 5.9.5 4681 96 6849 479 4827 671 5155 1490 5572 159
509 5.10.0 4710 97 7050 486 4899 673 5275 1503 5673 160
510 5.10.1 4858 98 7440 519 6195 921 6147 1751 5151 163
511 5.12.0 4999 100 1146 121 15227 2176 6400 1843 5342 168
512 5.12.1 5000 100 1146 121 15283 2178 6407 1846 5354 169
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514The "core"..."doc" mean the following files from the Perl source code
515distribution. The glob notation ** means recursively, (.) means
516regular files.
517
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519 lib lib/**/*.p[ml]
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521 {dist,ext,cpan}/**/*.{[hcyt],xs,pm} (for 5.12.0-)
aa2f2a36 522 t t/**/*(.) (for 1-5.005_56) or **/*.t (for 5.6.0-5.7.3)
d516a115 523 doc {README*,INSTALL,*[_.]man{,.?},pod/**/*.pod}
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525Here are some statistics for the other subdirectories and one file in
526the Perl source distribution for somewhat more selected releases.
527
528 ======================================================================
529 Legend: kB #
530
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532
533 Configure 31 1 37 1 62 1
534 eg - - 34 28 47 39
535 h2pl - - - - 12 12
536 msdos - - - - 41 13
537 os2 - - - - 63 22
538 usub - - - - 21 16
539 x2p 103 17 104 17 137 17
540
541 ======================================================================
542
543 4.000 4.019 4.036
544
545 atarist - - - - 113 31
546 Configure 73 1 83 1 86 1
547 eg 47 39 47 39 47 39
548 emacs 67 4 67 4 67 4
549 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12
550 hints - - 5 42 11 56
551 msdos 57 15 58 15 60 15
552 os2 81 29 81 29 113 31
553 usub 25 7 43 8 43 8
554 x2p 147 18 152 19 154 19
555
556 ======================================================================
557
558 5.000a2 5.000a12h 5.000b3h 5.000 5.001m
559
560 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
561 atarist 113 31 113 31 - - - - - -
562 bench - - 0 1 - - - - - -
563 Bugs 2 5 26 1 - - - - - -
564 dlperl 40 5 - - - - - - - -
565 do 127 71 - - - - - - - -
566 Configure - - 153 1 159 1 160 1 180 1
567 Doc - - 26 1 75 7 11 1 11 1
568 eg 79 58 53 44 51 43 54 44 54 44
569 emacs 67 4 104 6 104 6 104 1 104 6
570 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
571 hints 11 56 12 46 18 48 18 48 44 56
572 msdos 60 15 60 15 - - - - - -
573 os2 113 31 113 31 - - - - - -
574 U - - 62 8 112 42 - - - -
575 usub 43 8 - - - - - - - -
576 vms - - 80 7 123 9 184 15 304 20
577 x2p 171 22 171 21 162 20 162 20 279 20
578
579 ======================================================================
580
581 5.002 5.003 5.003_07
582
583 Configure 201 1 201 1 217 1
584 eg 54 44 54 44 54 44
585 emacs 108 1 108 1 143 1
586 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12
587 hints 73 59 77 60 90 62
588 os2 84 17 56 10 117 42
589 plan9 - - - - 79 15
590 Porting - - - - 51 1
591 utils 87 7 88 7 97 7
592 vms 500 24 475 26 505 27
593 x2p 280 20 280 20 280 19
594
595 ======================================================================
596
597 5.004 5.004_04 5.004_62 5.004_65 5.004_68
598
599 beos - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
600 Configure 225 1 225 1 240 1 248 1 256 1
601 cygwin32 23 5 23 5 23 5 24 5 24 5
602 djgpp - - - - 14 5 14 5 14 5
603 eg 81 62 81 62 81 62 81 62 81 62
604 emacs 194 1 204 1 212 2 212 2 212 2
605 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
606 hints 129 69 132 71 144 72 151 74 155 74
607 os2 121 42 127 42 127 44 129 44 129 44
608 plan9 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15
609 Porting 94 2 109 4 203 6 234 8 241 9
610 qnx 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
611 utils 112 8 118 8 124 8 156 9 159 9
612 vms 518 34 524 34 538 34 569 34 569 34
613 win32 285 33 378 36 470 39 493 39 575 41
614 x2p 281 19 281 19 281 19 282 19 281 19
615
616 ======================================================================
617
618 5.004_70 5.004_73 5.004_75 5.005 5.005_03
619
620 apollo - - - - - - - - 0 1
621 beos 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
622 Configure 256 1 256 1 264 1 264 1 270 1
623 cygwin32 24 5 24 5 24 5 24 5 24 5
624 djgpp 14 5 14 5 14 5 14 5 15 5
625 eg 86 65 86 65 86 65 86 65 86 65
626 emacs 262 2 262 2 262 2 262 2 274 2
627 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
628 hints 157 74 157 74 159 74 160 74 179 77
629 mint - - - - - - - - 4 7
630 mpeix - - - - 5 3 5 3 5 3
631 os2 129 44 139 44 142 44 143 44 148 44
632 plan9 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15
633 Porting 241 9 253 9 259 10 264 12 272 13
634 qnx 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
635 utils 160 9 160 9 160 9 160 9 164 9
636 vms 570 34 572 34 573 34 575 34 583 34
637 vos - - - - - - - - 156 10
638 win32 577 41 585 41 585 41 587 41 600 42
639 x2p 281 19 281 19 281 19 281 19 281 19
640
641 ======================================================================
642
643 5.6.0 5.6.1 5.6.2 5.7.3
644
645 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
646 beos 5 2 5 2 5 2 6 4
647 Configure 346 1 361 1 363 1 394 1
648 Cross - - - - - - 4 2
649 djgpp 19 6 19 6 19 6 21 7
650 eg 112 71 112 71 112 71 - -
651 emacs 303 4 319 4 319 4 319 4
652 epoc 29 8 35 8 35 8 36 8
653 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
654 hints 242 83 250 84 321 89 272 87
655 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
656 mpeix 9 4 9 4 9 4 9 4
657 NetWare - - - - - - 423 57
658 os2 214 59 224 60 224 60 357 66
659 plan9 92 17 92 17 92 17 85 15
660 Porting 361 15 390 16 390 16 425 21
661 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
662 utils 228 12 221 11 222 11 267 13
663 uts - - - - - - 12 3
664 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
665 vms 686 38 627 38 627 38 649 36
666 vos 227 12 249 15 248 15 281 17
667 win32 755 41 782 42 801 42 1006 50
668 x2p 307 20 307 20 307 20 345 20
669
670 ======================================================================
671
672 5.8.0 5.8.1 5.8.2 5.8.3 5.8.4
673
674 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
675 beos 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4
676 Configure 472 1 493 1 493 1 493 1 494 1
677 Cross 4 2 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10
678 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
679 emacs 319 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4
680 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 33 8 33 8
681 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
682 hints 294 88 321 89 321 89 321 89 348 91
683 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
684 mpeix 24 5 25 5 25 5 25 5 25 5
685 NetWare 488 61 490 61 490 61 490 61 488 61
686 os2 361 66 445 67 450 67 488 67 488 67
687 plan9 85 15 325 17 325 17 325 17 321 17
688 Porting 479 22 537 32 538 32 539 32 538 33
689 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
690 utils 275 15 258 16 258 16 263 19 263 19
691 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
692 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
693 vms 648 36 654 36 654 36 656 36 656 36
694 vos 330 20 335 20 335 20 335 20 335 20
695 win32 1062 49 1125 49 1127 49 1126 49 1181 56
696 x2p 347 20 348 20 348 20 348 20 348 20
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698 ======================================================================
699
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700 5.8.5 5.8.6 5.8.7 5.8.8 5.8.9
701
702 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
703 beos 6 4 6 4 8 4 8 4 8 4
704 Configure 494 1 494 1 495 1 506 1 520 1
705 Cross 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10 46 10
706 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
707 emacs 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 406 4
708 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 34 8 35 8
709 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
710 hints 350 91 352 91 355 94 360 94 387 99
711 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
712 mpeix 25 5 25 5 25 5 49 6 49 6
713 NetWare 488 61 488 61 488 61 490 61 491 61
714 os2 488 67 488 67 488 67 488 67 552 70
715 plan9 321 17 321 17 321 17 322 17 324 17
716 Porting 538 34 548 35 549 35 564 37 625 41
717 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
718 utils 265 19 265 19 266 19 267 19 281 21
719 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
720 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
721 vms 657 36 658 36 662 36 664 36 716 35
722 vos 335 20 335 20 335 20 336 21 345 22
723 win32 1183 56 1190 56 1199 56 1219 56 1484 68
724 x2p 349 20 349 20 349 20 349 19 350 19
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726 ======================================================================
727
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728 5.9.0 5.9.1 5.9.2 5.9.3 5.9.4
729
730 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
731 beos 6 4 6 4 8 4 8 4 8 4
732 Configure 493 1 493 1 495 1 508 1 512 1
733 Cross 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10 46 10
734 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
735 emacs 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4
736 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 34 8 34 8
737 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
738 hints 321 89 346 91 355 94 359 94 366 96
739 mad - - - - - - - - 174 6
740 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
741 mpeix 25 5 25 5 25 5 49 6 49 6
742 NetWare 489 61 487 61 487 61 489 61 489 61
743 os2 444 67 488 67 488 67 488 67 488 67
744 plan9 325 17 321 17 321 17 322 17 323 17
745 Porting 537 32 536 33 549 36 564 38 576 38
746 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
747 symbian - - - - - - 293 53 293 53
748 utils 258 16 263 19 268 20 273 23 275 24
749 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
750 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
751 vms 660 36 547 33 553 33 661 33 696 33
752 vos 11 7 11 7 11 7 11 7 11 7
753 win32 1120 49 1124 51 1191 56 1209 56 1719 90
754 x2p 348 20 348 20 349 20 349 19 349 19
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756 ======================================================================
757
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758 5.9.5 5.10.0 5.10.1 5.12.0 5.12.1
759
760 apollo 8 3 8 3 0 3 0 3 0 3
761 beos 8 4 8 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
762 Configure 518 1 518 1 533 1 536 1 536 1
763 Cross 122 15 122 15 119 15 118 15 118 15
764 djgpp 21 7 21 7 17 7 17 7 17 7
765 emacs 329 4 406 4 402 4 402 4 402 4
766 epoc 34 8 35 8 31 8 31 8 31 8
767 h2pl 24 15 24 15 12 15 12 15 12 15
768 hints 377 98 381 98 385 100 368 97 368 97
769 mad 182 8 182 8 174 8 174 8 174 8
770 mint 11 9 11 9 3 9 - - - -
771 mpeix 49 6 49 6 45 6 45 6 45 6
772 NetWare 489 61 489 61 465 61 466 61 466 61
773 os2 552 70 552 70 507 70 507 70 507 70
774 plan9 324 17 324 17 316 17 316 17 316 17
775 Porting 627 40 632 40 933 53 749 54 749 54
776 qnx 5 3 5 4 1 4 1 4 1 4
777 symbian 300 54 300 54 290 54 288 54 288 54
778 utils 260 26 264 27 268 27 269 27 269 27
779 uts 12 3 12 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
780 vmesa 25 4 25 4 21 4 21 4 21 4
781 vms 690 32 722 32 693 30 645 18 645 18
782 vos 19 8 19 8 16 8 16 8 16 8
783 win32 1482 68 1485 68 1497 70 1841 73 1841 73
784 x2p 349 19 349 19 345 19 345 19 345 19
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786=head2 SELECTED PATCH SIZES
787
699e896a 788The "diff lines kB" means that for example the patch 5.003_08, to be
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789applied on top of the 5.003_07 (or whatever was before the 5.003_08)
790added lines for 110 kilobytes, it removed lines for 19 kilobytes, and
cac726e9 791changed lines for 424 kilobytes. Just the lines themselves are
12940611 792counted, not their context. The "+ - !" become from the diff(1)
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794
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796 king -------------
797 + - !
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800 Chip 5.003_08 1996-Nov-19 110 19 424
801 5.003_09 1996-Nov-26 38 9 248
802 5.003_10 1996-Nov-29 29 2 27
803 5.003_11 1996-Dec-06 73 12 165
804 5.003_12 1996-Dec-19 275 6 436
805 5.003_13 1996-Dec-20 95 1 56
806 5.003_14 1996-Dec-23 23 7 333
807 5.003_15 1996-Dec-23 0 0 1
808 5.003_16 1996-Dec-24 12 3 50
809 5.003_17 1996-Dec-27 19 1 14
810 5.003_18 1996-Dec-31 21 1 32
811 5.003_19 1997-Jan-04 80 3 85
812 5.003_20 1997-Jan-07 18 1 146
813 5.003_21 1997-Jan-15 38 10 221
814 5.003_22 1997-Jan-16 4 0 18
815 5.003_23 1997-Jan-25 71 15 119
816 5.003_24 1997-Jan-29 426 1 20
817 5.003_25 1997-Feb-04 21 8 169
818 5.003_26 1997-Feb-10 16 1 15
819 5.003_27 1997-Feb-18 32 10 38
820 5.003_28 1997-Feb-21 58 4 66
821 5.003_90 1997-Feb-25 22 2 34
822 5.003_91 1997-Mar-01 37 1 39
823 5.003_92 1997-Mar-06 16 3 69
824 5.003_93 1997-Mar-10 12 3 15
825 5.003_94 1997-Mar-22 407 7 200
826 5.003_95 1997-Mar-25 41 1 37
827 5.003_96 1997-Apr-01 283 5 261
828 5.003_97 1997-Apr-03 13 2 34
829 5.003_97a 1997-Apr-05 57 1 27
830 5.003_97b 1997-Apr-08 14 1 20
831 5.003_97c 1997-Apr-10 20 1 16
832 5.003_97d 1997-Apr-13 8 0 16
833 5.003_97e 1997-Apr-15 15 4 46
834 5.003_97f 1997-Apr-17 7 1 33
835 5.003_97g 1997-Apr-18 6 1 42
836 5.003_97h 1997-Apr-24 23 3 68
837 5.003_97i 1997-Apr-25 23 1 31
838 5.003_97j 1997-Apr-28 36 1 49
839 5.003_98 1997-Apr-30 171 12 539
840 5.003_99 1997-May-01 6 0 7
841 5.003_99a 1997-May-09 36 2 61
842 p54rc1 1997-May-12 8 1 11
843 p54rc2 1997-May-14 6 0 40
844
845 5.004 1997-May-15 4 0 4
846
847 Tim 5.004_01 1997-Jun-13 222 14 57
848 5.004_02 1997-Aug-07 112 16 119
849 5.004_03 1997-Sep-05 109 0 17
850 5.004_04 1997-Oct-15 66 8 173
851
852=head3 The patch-free era
853
854In more modern times, named releases don't come as often, and as progress
855can be followed (nearly) instantly (with rsync, and since late 2008, git)
856patches between versions are no longer provided. However, that doesn't
857keep us from calculating how large a patch could have been. Which is
858shown in the table below. Unless noted otherwise, the size mentioned is
859the patch to bring version x.y.z to x.y.z+1.
860
861 Sarathy 5.6.1 2001-Apr-08 531 44 651
862 Rafael 5.6.2 2003-Nov-15 20 11 1819
863
864 Jarkko 5.8.0 2002-Jul-18 1205 31 471 From 5.7.3
865
866 5.8.1 2003-Sep-25 243 102 6162
867 Nicholas 5.8.2 2003-Nov-05 10 50 788
868 5.8.3 2004-Jan-14 31 13 360
869 5.8.4 2004-Apr-21 33 8 299
870 5.8.5 2004-Jul-19 11 19 255
871 5.8.6 2004-Nov-27 35 3 192
872 5.8.7 2005-May-30 75 34 778
873 5.8.8 2006-Jan-31 131 42 1251
874 5.8.9 2008-Dec-14 340 132 12988
875
876 Hugo 5.9.0 2003-Oct-27 281 168 7132 From 5.8.0
877 Rafael 5.9.1 2004-Mar-16 57 250 2107
878 5.9.2 2005-Apr-01 720 57 858
879 5.9.3 2006-Jan-28 1124 102 1906
880 5.9.4 2006-Aug-15 896 60 862
881 5.9.5 2007-Jul-07 1149 128 1062
882
883 5.10.0 2007-Dec-18 50 31 13111 From 5.9.5
884
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886=head1 THE KEEPERS OF THE RECORDS
887
888Jarkko Hietaniemi <F<jhi@iki.fi>>.
889
890Thanks to the collective memory of the Perlfolk. In addition to the
aa2f2a36 891Keepers of the Pumpkin also Alan Champion, Mark Dominus,
970c3089 892Andreas KE<0xf6>nig, John Macdonald, Matthias Neeracher, Jeff Okamoto,
aa2f2a36 893Michael Peppler, Randal Schwartz, and Paul D. Smith sent corrections
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894and additions. Abigail added file and patch size data for the 5.6.0 - 5.10
895era.
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