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3=head1 NAME
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5perlhist - the Perl history records
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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:
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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
33and Chris C<BinGOs> Williams.
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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
4e0160b3 437
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438=head2 SELECTED RELEASE SIZES
439
440For example the notation "core: 212 29" in the release 1.000 means that
441it had in the core 212 kilobytes, in 29 files. The "core".."doc" are
442explained below.
443
d516a115 444 release core lib ext t doc
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445 ======================================================================
446
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447 1.000 212 29 - - - - 38 51 62 3
448 1.014 219 29 - - - - 39 52 68 4
449 2.000 309 31 2 3 - - 55 57 92 4
450 2.001 312 31 2 3 - - 55 57 94 4
451 3.000 508 36 24 11 - - 79 73 156 5
452 3.044 645 37 61 20 - - 90 74 190 6
453 4.000 635 37 59 20 - - 91 75 198 4
454 4.019 680 37 85 29 - - 98 76 199 4
455 4.036 709 37 89 30 - - 98 76 208 5
456 5.000alpha2 785 50 114 32 - - 112 86 209 5
457 5.000alpha3 801 50 117 33 - - 121 87 209 5
458 5.000alpha9 1022 56 149 43 116 29 125 90 217 6
459 5.000a12h 978 49 140 49 205 46 152 97 228 9
460 5.000b3h 1035 53 232 70 216 38 162 94 218 21
461 5.000 1038 53 250 76 216 38 154 92 536 62
462 5.001m 1071 54 388 82 240 38 159 95 544 29
463 5.002 1121 54 661 101 287 43 155 94 847 35
464 5.003 1129 54 680 102 291 43 166 100 853 35
465 5.003_07 1231 60 748 106 396 53 213 137 976 39
466 5.004 1351 60 1230 136 408 51 355 161 1587 55
467 5.004_01 1356 60 1258 138 410 51 358 161 1587 55
468 5.004_04 1375 60 1294 139 413 51 394 162 1629 55
469 5.004_05 1463 60 1435 150 394 50 445 175 1855 59
470 5.004_51 1401 61 1260 140 413 53 358 162 1594 56
471 5.004_53 1422 62 1295 141 438 70 394 162 1637 56
472 5.004_56 1501 66 1301 140 447 74 408 165 1648 57
473 5.004_59 1555 72 1317 142 448 74 424 171 1678 58
474 5.004_62 1602 77 1327 144 629 92 428 173 1674 58
475 5.004_65 1626 77 1358 146 615 92 446 179 1698 60
476 5.004_68 1856 74 1382 152 619 92 463 187 1784 60
477 5.004_70 1863 75 1456 154 675 92 494 194 1809 60
478 5.004_73 1874 76 1467 152 762 102 506 196 1883 61
479 5.004_75 1877 76 1467 152 770 103 508 196 1896 62
480 5.005 1896 76 1469 152 795 103 509 197 1945 63
481 5.005_03 1936 77 1541 153 813 104 551 201 2176 72
482 5.005_50 1969 78 1842 301 795 103 514 198 1948 63
483 5.005_53 1999 79 1885 303 806 104 602 224 2002 67
484 5.005_56 2086 79 1970 307 866 113 672 238 2221 75
485 5.6.0 2820 79 2626 364 1096 129 863 280 2840 93
486 5.6.1 2946 78 2921 430 1171 132 1024 304 3330 102
487 5.6.2 2947 78 3143 451 1247 127 1303 387 3406 102
488 5.7.0 2977 80 2801 425 1250 132 975 307 3206 100
489 5.7.1 3351 84 3442 455 1944 167 1334 357 3698 124
490 5.7.2 3491 87 4858 618 3290 298 1598 449 3910 139
491 5.7.3 3299 85 4295 537 2196 300 2176 626 4171 120
492 5.8.0 3489 87 4533 585 2437 331 2588 726 4368 125
493 5.8.1 3674 90 5104 623 2604 353 2983 836 4625 134
494 5.8.2 3633 90 5111 623 2623 357 3019 848 4634 135
495 5.8.3 3625 90 5141 624 2660 363 3083 869 4669 136
496 5.8.4 3653 90 5170 634 2684 368 3148 885 4689 137
497 5.8.5 3664 90 4260 303 2707 369 3208 898 4689 138
498 5.8.6 3690 90 4271 303 3141 396 3411 925 4709 139
499 5.8.7 3788 90 4322 307 3297 401 3485 964 4744 141
500 5.8.8 3895 90 4357 314 3409 431 3622 1017 4979 144
501 5.8.9 4132 93 5508 330 3826 529 4364 1234 5348 152
502 5.9.0 3657 90 4951 626 2603 354 3011 841 4609 135
503 5.9.1 3580 90 5196 634 2665 367 3186 889 4725 138
504 5.9.2 3863 90 4654 312 3283 403 3551 973 4800 142
505 5.9.3 4096 91 5318 381 4806 597 4272 1214 5139 147
506 5.9.4 4393 94 5718 415 4578 642 4646 1310 5335 153
507 5.9.5 4681 96 6849 479 4827 671 5155 1490 5572 159
508 5.10.0 4710 97 7050 486 4899 673 5275 1503 5673 160
509 5.10.1 4858 98 7440 519 6195 921 6147 1751 5151 163
510 5.12.0 4999 100 1146 121 15227 2176 6400 1843 5342 168
511 5.12.1 5000 100 1146 121 15283 2178 6407 1846 5354 169
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513The "core"..."doc" mean the following files from the Perl source code
514distribution. The glob notation ** means recursively, (.) means
515regular files.
516
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518 lib lib/**/*.p[ml]
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520 {dist,ext,cpan}/**/*.{[hcyt],xs,pm} (for 5.12.0-)
aa2f2a36 521 t t/**/*(.) (for 1-5.005_56) or **/*.t (for 5.6.0-5.7.3)
d516a115 522 doc {README*,INSTALL,*[_.]man{,.?},pod/**/*.pod}
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524Here are some statistics for the other subdirectories and one file in
525the Perl source distribution for somewhat more selected releases.
526
527 ======================================================================
528 Legend: kB #
529
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531
532 Configure 31 1 37 1 62 1
533 eg - - 34 28 47 39
534 h2pl - - - - 12 12
535 msdos - - - - 41 13
536 os2 - - - - 63 22
537 usub - - - - 21 16
538 x2p 103 17 104 17 137 17
539
540 ======================================================================
541
542 4.000 4.019 4.036
543
544 atarist - - - - 113 31
545 Configure 73 1 83 1 86 1
546 eg 47 39 47 39 47 39
547 emacs 67 4 67 4 67 4
548 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12
549 hints - - 5 42 11 56
550 msdos 57 15 58 15 60 15
551 os2 81 29 81 29 113 31
552 usub 25 7 43 8 43 8
553 x2p 147 18 152 19 154 19
554
555 ======================================================================
556
557 5.000a2 5.000a12h 5.000b3h 5.000 5.001m
558
559 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
560 atarist 113 31 113 31 - - - - - -
561 bench - - 0 1 - - - - - -
562 Bugs 2 5 26 1 - - - - - -
563 dlperl 40 5 - - - - - - - -
564 do 127 71 - - - - - - - -
565 Configure - - 153 1 159 1 160 1 180 1
566 Doc - - 26 1 75 7 11 1 11 1
567 eg 79 58 53 44 51 43 54 44 54 44
568 emacs 67 4 104 6 104 6 104 1 104 6
569 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
570 hints 11 56 12 46 18 48 18 48 44 56
571 msdos 60 15 60 15 - - - - - -
572 os2 113 31 113 31 - - - - - -
573 U - - 62 8 112 42 - - - -
574 usub 43 8 - - - - - - - -
575 vms - - 80 7 123 9 184 15 304 20
576 x2p 171 22 171 21 162 20 162 20 279 20
577
578 ======================================================================
579
580 5.002 5.003 5.003_07
581
582 Configure 201 1 201 1 217 1
583 eg 54 44 54 44 54 44
584 emacs 108 1 108 1 143 1
585 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12
586 hints 73 59 77 60 90 62
587 os2 84 17 56 10 117 42
588 plan9 - - - - 79 15
589 Porting - - - - 51 1
590 utils 87 7 88 7 97 7
591 vms 500 24 475 26 505 27
592 x2p 280 20 280 20 280 19
593
594 ======================================================================
595
596 5.004 5.004_04 5.004_62 5.004_65 5.004_68
597
598 beos - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
599 Configure 225 1 225 1 240 1 248 1 256 1
600 cygwin32 23 5 23 5 23 5 24 5 24 5
601 djgpp - - - - 14 5 14 5 14 5
602 eg 81 62 81 62 81 62 81 62 81 62
603 emacs 194 1 204 1 212 2 212 2 212 2
604 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
605 hints 129 69 132 71 144 72 151 74 155 74
606 os2 121 42 127 42 127 44 129 44 129 44
607 plan9 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15
608 Porting 94 2 109 4 203 6 234 8 241 9
609 qnx 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
610 utils 112 8 118 8 124 8 156 9 159 9
611 vms 518 34 524 34 538 34 569 34 569 34
612 win32 285 33 378 36 470 39 493 39 575 41
613 x2p 281 19 281 19 281 19 282 19 281 19
614
615 ======================================================================
616
617 5.004_70 5.004_73 5.004_75 5.005 5.005_03
618
619 apollo - - - - - - - - 0 1
620 beos 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
621 Configure 256 1 256 1 264 1 264 1 270 1
622 cygwin32 24 5 24 5 24 5 24 5 24 5
623 djgpp 14 5 14 5 14 5 14 5 15 5
624 eg 86 65 86 65 86 65 86 65 86 65
625 emacs 262 2 262 2 262 2 262 2 274 2
626 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
627 hints 157 74 157 74 159 74 160 74 179 77
628 mint - - - - - - - - 4 7
629 mpeix - - - - 5 3 5 3 5 3
630 os2 129 44 139 44 142 44 143 44 148 44
631 plan9 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15
632 Porting 241 9 253 9 259 10 264 12 272 13
633 qnx 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
634 utils 160 9 160 9 160 9 160 9 164 9
635 vms 570 34 572 34 573 34 575 34 583 34
636 vos - - - - - - - - 156 10
637 win32 577 41 585 41 585 41 587 41 600 42
638 x2p 281 19 281 19 281 19 281 19 281 19
639
640 ======================================================================
641
642 5.6.0 5.6.1 5.6.2 5.7.3
643
644 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
645 beos 5 2 5 2 5 2 6 4
646 Configure 346 1 361 1 363 1 394 1
647 Cross - - - - - - 4 2
648 djgpp 19 6 19 6 19 6 21 7
649 eg 112 71 112 71 112 71 - -
650 emacs 303 4 319 4 319 4 319 4
651 epoc 29 8 35 8 35 8 36 8
652 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
653 hints 242 83 250 84 321 89 272 87
654 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
655 mpeix 9 4 9 4 9 4 9 4
656 NetWare - - - - - - 423 57
657 os2 214 59 224 60 224 60 357 66
658 plan9 92 17 92 17 92 17 85 15
659 Porting 361 15 390 16 390 16 425 21
660 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
661 utils 228 12 221 11 222 11 267 13
662 uts - - - - - - 12 3
663 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
664 vms 686 38 627 38 627 38 649 36
665 vos 227 12 249 15 248 15 281 17
666 win32 755 41 782 42 801 42 1006 50
667 x2p 307 20 307 20 307 20 345 20
668
669 ======================================================================
670
671 5.8.0 5.8.1 5.8.2 5.8.3 5.8.4
672
673 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
674 beos 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4
675 Configure 472 1 493 1 493 1 493 1 494 1
676 Cross 4 2 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10
677 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
678 emacs 319 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4
679 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 33 8 33 8
680 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
681 hints 294 88 321 89 321 89 321 89 348 91
682 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
683 mpeix 24 5 25 5 25 5 25 5 25 5
684 NetWare 488 61 490 61 490 61 490 61 488 61
685 os2 361 66 445 67 450 67 488 67 488 67
686 plan9 85 15 325 17 325 17 325 17 321 17
687 Porting 479 22 537 32 538 32 539 32 538 33
688 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
689 utils 275 15 258 16 258 16 263 19 263 19
690 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
691 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
692 vms 648 36 654 36 654 36 656 36 656 36
693 vos 330 20 335 20 335 20 335 20 335 20
694 win32 1062 49 1125 49 1127 49 1126 49 1181 56
695 x2p 347 20 348 20 348 20 348 20 348 20
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697 ======================================================================
698
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699 5.8.5 5.8.6 5.8.7 5.8.8 5.8.9
700
701 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
702 beos 6 4 6 4 8 4 8 4 8 4
703 Configure 494 1 494 1 495 1 506 1 520 1
704 Cross 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10 46 10
705 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
706 emacs 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 406 4
707 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 34 8 35 8
708 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
709 hints 350 91 352 91 355 94 360 94 387 99
710 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
711 mpeix 25 5 25 5 25 5 49 6 49 6
712 NetWare 488 61 488 61 488 61 490 61 491 61
713 os2 488 67 488 67 488 67 488 67 552 70
714 plan9 321 17 321 17 321 17 322 17 324 17
715 Porting 538 34 548 35 549 35 564 37 625 41
716 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
717 utils 265 19 265 19 266 19 267 19 281 21
718 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
719 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
720 vms 657 36 658 36 662 36 664 36 716 35
721 vos 335 20 335 20 335 20 336 21 345 22
722 win32 1183 56 1190 56 1199 56 1219 56 1484 68
723 x2p 349 20 349 20 349 20 349 19 350 19
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724
725 ======================================================================
726
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727 5.9.0 5.9.1 5.9.2 5.9.3 5.9.4
728
729 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
730 beos 6 4 6 4 8 4 8 4 8 4
731 Configure 493 1 493 1 495 1 508 1 512 1
732 Cross 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10 46 10
733 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
734 emacs 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4
735 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 34 8 34 8
736 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
737 hints 321 89 346 91 355 94 359 94 366 96
738 mad - - - - - - - - 174 6
739 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
740 mpeix 25 5 25 5 25 5 49 6 49 6
741 NetWare 489 61 487 61 487 61 489 61 489 61
742 os2 444 67 488 67 488 67 488 67 488 67
743 plan9 325 17 321 17 321 17 322 17 323 17
744 Porting 537 32 536 33 549 36 564 38 576 38
745 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
746 symbian - - - - - - 293 53 293 53
747 utils 258 16 263 19 268 20 273 23 275 24
748 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
749 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
750 vms 660 36 547 33 553 33 661 33 696 33
751 vos 11 7 11 7 11 7 11 7 11 7
752 win32 1120 49 1124 51 1191 56 1209 56 1719 90
753 x2p 348 20 348 20 349 20 349 19 349 19
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755 ======================================================================
756
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757 5.9.5 5.10.0 5.10.1 5.12.0 5.12.1
758
759 apollo 8 3 8 3 0 3 0 3 0 3
760 beos 8 4 8 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
761 Configure 518 1 518 1 533 1 536 1 536 1
762 Cross 122 15 122 15 119 15 118 15 118 15
763 djgpp 21 7 21 7 17 7 17 7 17 7
764 emacs 329 4 406 4 402 4 402 4 402 4
765 epoc 34 8 35 8 31 8 31 8 31 8
766 h2pl 24 15 24 15 12 15 12 15 12 15
767 hints 377 98 381 98 385 100 368 97 368 97
768 mad 182 8 182 8 174 8 174 8 174 8
769 mint 11 9 11 9 3 9 - - - -
770 mpeix 49 6 49 6 45 6 45 6 45 6
771 NetWare 489 61 489 61 465 61 466 61 466 61
772 os2 552 70 552 70 507 70 507 70 507 70
773 plan9 324 17 324 17 316 17 316 17 316 17
774 Porting 627 40 632 40 933 53 749 54 749 54
775 qnx 5 3 5 4 1 4 1 4 1 4
776 symbian 300 54 300 54 290 54 288 54 288 54
777 utils 260 26 264 27 268 27 269 27 269 27
778 uts 12 3 12 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
779 vmesa 25 4 25 4 21 4 21 4 21 4
780 vms 690 32 722 32 693 30 645 18 645 18
781 vos 19 8 19 8 16 8 16 8 16 8
782 win32 1482 68 1485 68 1497 70 1841 73 1841 73
783 x2p 349 19 349 19 345 19 345 19 345 19
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785=head2 SELECTED PATCH SIZES
786
699e896a 787The "diff lines kB" means that for example the patch 5.003_08, to be
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788applied on top of the 5.003_07 (or whatever was before the 5.003_08)
789added lines for 110 kilobytes, it removed lines for 19 kilobytes, and
cac726e9 790changed lines for 424 kilobytes. Just the lines themselves are
12940611 791counted, not their context. The "+ - !" become from the diff(1)
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793
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795 king -------------
796 + - !
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799 Chip 5.003_08 1996-Nov-19 110 19 424
800 5.003_09 1996-Nov-26 38 9 248
801 5.003_10 1996-Nov-29 29 2 27
802 5.003_11 1996-Dec-06 73 12 165
803 5.003_12 1996-Dec-19 275 6 436
804 5.003_13 1996-Dec-20 95 1 56
805 5.003_14 1996-Dec-23 23 7 333
806 5.003_15 1996-Dec-23 0 0 1
807 5.003_16 1996-Dec-24 12 3 50
808 5.003_17 1996-Dec-27 19 1 14
809 5.003_18 1996-Dec-31 21 1 32
810 5.003_19 1997-Jan-04 80 3 85
811 5.003_20 1997-Jan-07 18 1 146
812 5.003_21 1997-Jan-15 38 10 221
813 5.003_22 1997-Jan-16 4 0 18
814 5.003_23 1997-Jan-25 71 15 119
815 5.003_24 1997-Jan-29 426 1 20
816 5.003_25 1997-Feb-04 21 8 169
817 5.003_26 1997-Feb-10 16 1 15
818 5.003_27 1997-Feb-18 32 10 38
819 5.003_28 1997-Feb-21 58 4 66
820 5.003_90 1997-Feb-25 22 2 34
821 5.003_91 1997-Mar-01 37 1 39
822 5.003_92 1997-Mar-06 16 3 69
823 5.003_93 1997-Mar-10 12 3 15
824 5.003_94 1997-Mar-22 407 7 200
825 5.003_95 1997-Mar-25 41 1 37
826 5.003_96 1997-Apr-01 283 5 261
827 5.003_97 1997-Apr-03 13 2 34
828 5.003_97a 1997-Apr-05 57 1 27
829 5.003_97b 1997-Apr-08 14 1 20
830 5.003_97c 1997-Apr-10 20 1 16
831 5.003_97d 1997-Apr-13 8 0 16
832 5.003_97e 1997-Apr-15 15 4 46
833 5.003_97f 1997-Apr-17 7 1 33
834 5.003_97g 1997-Apr-18 6 1 42
835 5.003_97h 1997-Apr-24 23 3 68
836 5.003_97i 1997-Apr-25 23 1 31
837 5.003_97j 1997-Apr-28 36 1 49
838 5.003_98 1997-Apr-30 171 12 539
839 5.003_99 1997-May-01 6 0 7
840 5.003_99a 1997-May-09 36 2 61
841 p54rc1 1997-May-12 8 1 11
842 p54rc2 1997-May-14 6 0 40
843
844 5.004 1997-May-15 4 0 4
845
846 Tim 5.004_01 1997-Jun-13 222 14 57
847 5.004_02 1997-Aug-07 112 16 119
848 5.004_03 1997-Sep-05 109 0 17
849 5.004_04 1997-Oct-15 66 8 173
850
851=head3 The patch-free era
852
853In more modern times, named releases don't come as often, and as progress
854can be followed (nearly) instantly (with rsync, and since late 2008, git)
855patches between versions are no longer provided. However, that doesn't
856keep us from calculating how large a patch could have been. Which is
857shown in the table below. Unless noted otherwise, the size mentioned is
858the patch to bring version x.y.z to x.y.z+1.
859
860 Sarathy 5.6.1 2001-Apr-08 531 44 651
861 Rafael 5.6.2 2003-Nov-15 20 11 1819
862
863 Jarkko 5.8.0 2002-Jul-18 1205 31 471 From 5.7.3
864
865 5.8.1 2003-Sep-25 243 102 6162
866 Nicholas 5.8.2 2003-Nov-05 10 50 788
867 5.8.3 2004-Jan-14 31 13 360
868 5.8.4 2004-Apr-21 33 8 299
869 5.8.5 2004-Jul-19 11 19 255
870 5.8.6 2004-Nov-27 35 3 192
871 5.8.7 2005-May-30 75 34 778
872 5.8.8 2006-Jan-31 131 42 1251
873 5.8.9 2008-Dec-14 340 132 12988
874
875 Hugo 5.9.0 2003-Oct-27 281 168 7132 From 5.8.0
876 Rafael 5.9.1 2004-Mar-16 57 250 2107
877 5.9.2 2005-Apr-01 720 57 858
878 5.9.3 2006-Jan-28 1124 102 1906
879 5.9.4 2006-Aug-15 896 60 862
880 5.9.5 2007-Jul-07 1149 128 1062
881
882 5.10.0 2007-Dec-18 50 31 13111 From 5.9.5
883
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885=head1 THE KEEPERS OF THE RECORDS
886
887Jarkko Hietaniemi <F<jhi@iki.fi>>.
888
889Thanks to the collective memory of the Perlfolk. In addition to the
aa2f2a36 890Keepers of the Pumpkin also Alan Champion, Mark Dominus,
aadc0e04 891Andreas König, John Macdonald, Matthias Neeracher, Jeff Okamoto,
aa2f2a36 892Michael Peppler, Randal Schwartz, and Paul D. Smith sent corrections
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893and additions. Abigail added file and patch size data for the 5.6.0 - 5.10
894era.
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896=cut