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1=head1 NAME
2
3perlhist - the Perl history records
4
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5=head1 DESCRIPTION
6
7This document aims to record the Perl source code releases.
8
9=head1 INTRODUCTION
10
11Perl history in brief, by Larry Wall:
12
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13 Perl 0 introduced Perl to my officemates.
14 Perl 1 introduced Perl to the world, and changed /\(...\|...\)/ to
d516a115 15 /(...|...)/. \(Dan Faigin still hasn't forgiven me. :-\)
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16 Perl 2 introduced Henry Spencer's regular expression package.
17 Perl 3 introduced the ability to handle binary data (embedded nulls).
18 Perl 4 introduced the first Camel book. Really. We mostly just
d516a115 19 switched version numbers so the book could refer to 4.000.
cac726e9 20 Perl 5 introduced everything else, including the ability to
d516a115 21 introduce everything else.
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22
23=head1 THE KEEPERS OF THE PUMPKIN
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7b8d334a 25Larry Wall, Andy Dougherty, Tom Christiansen, Charles Bailey, Nick
193fb0af 26Ing-Simmons, Chip Salzenberg, Tim Bunce, Malcolm Beattie, Gurusamy
e78084cb 27Sarathy, Graham Barr, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Hugo van der Sanden,
294fc197 28Michael Schwern, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Nicholas Clark, Richard Clamp,
7de6a422 29Leon Brocard, Dave Mitchell.
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30
31=head2 PUMPKIN?
32
33[from Porting/pumpkin.pod in the Perl source code distribution]
34
35Chip Salzenberg gets credit for that, with a nod to his cow orker,
36David Croy. We had passed around various names (baton, token, hot
37potato) but none caught on. Then, Chip asked:
38
39[begin quote]
40
41 Who has the patch pumpkin?
42
43To explain: David Croy once told me once that at a previous job,
44there was one tape drive and multiple systems that used it for backups.
45But instead of some high-tech exclusion software, they used a low-tech
46method to prevent multiple simultaneous backups: a stuffed pumpkin.
47No one was allowed to make backups unless they had the "backup pumpkin".
48
49[end quote]
50
51The name has stuck. The holder of the pumpkin is sometimes called
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52the pumpking (keeping the source afloat?) or the pumpkineer (pulling
53the strings?).
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54
55=head1 THE RECORDS
56
57 Pump- Release Date Notes
58 king (by no means
59 comprehensive,
60 see Changes*
61 for details)
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d516a115 64 Larry 0 Classified. Don't ask.
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66 Larry 1.000 1987-Dec-18
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68 1.001..10 1988-Jan-30
69 1.011..14 1988-Feb-02
8b04df2c 70 Schwern 1.0.15 2002-Dec-18 Modernization
2c3bc011 71 Richard 1.0.16 2003-Dec-18
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cac726e9 73 Larry 2.000 1988-Jun-05
eea97dc2 74
cac726e9 75 2.001 1988-Jun-28
eea97dc2 76
cac726e9 77 Larry 3.000 1989-Oct-18
eea97dc2 78
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79 3.001 1989-Oct-26
80 3.002..4 1989-Nov-11
81 3.005 1989-Nov-18
82 3.006..8 1989-Dec-22
83 3.009..13 1990-Mar-02
84 3.014 1990-Mar-13
85 3.015 1990-Mar-14
86 3.016..18 1990-Mar-28
d516a115 87 3.019..27 1990-Aug-10 User subs.
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88 3.028 1990-Aug-14
89 3.029..36 1990-Oct-17
90 3.037 1990-Oct-20
91 3.040 1990-Nov-10
92 3.041 1990-Nov-13
f7ee4c02 93 3.042..43 1991-Jan-??
cac726e9 94 3.044 1991-Jan-12
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cac726e9 96 Larry 4.000 1991-Mar-21
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98 4.001..3 1991-Apr-12
99 4.004..9 1991-Jun-07
100 4.010 1991-Jun-10
101 4.011..18 1991-Nov-05
d516a115 102 4.019 1991-Nov-11 Stable.
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103 4.020..33 1992-Jun-08
104 4.034 1992-Jun-11
105 4.035 1992-Jun-23
d516a115 106 Larry 4.036 1993-Feb-05 Very stable.
eea97dc2 107
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108 5.000alpha1 1993-Jul-31
109 5.000alpha2 1993-Aug-16
110 5.000alpha3 1993-Oct-10
111 5.000alpha4 1993-???-??
112 5.000alpha5 1993-???-??
193fb0af 113 5.000alpha6 1994-Mar-18
ac580030 114 5.000alpha7 1994-Mar-25
cac726e9 115 Andy 5.000alpha8 1994-Apr-04
d516a115 116 Larry 5.000alpha9 1994-May-05 ext appears.
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117 5.000alpha10 1994-Jun-11
118 5.000alpha11 1994-Jul-01
d516a115 119 Andy 5.000a11a 1994-Jul-07 To fit 14.
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120 5.000a11b 1994-Jul-14
121 5.000a11c 1994-Jul-19
122 5.000a11d 1994-Jul-22
93e0d802 123 Larry 5.000alpha12 1994-Aug-04
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124 Andy 5.000a12a 1994-Aug-08
125 5.000a12b 1994-Aug-15
126 5.000a12c 1994-Aug-22
127 5.000a12d 1994-Aug-22
128 5.000a12e 1994-Aug-22
129 5.000a12f 1994-Aug-24
130 5.000a12g 1994-Aug-24
131 5.000a12h 1994-Aug-24
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132 Larry 5.000beta1 1994-Aug-30
133 Andy 5.000b1a 1994-Sep-06
d516a115 134 Larry 5.000beta2 1994-Sep-14 Core slushified.
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135 Andy 5.000b2a 1994-Sep-14
136 5.000b2b 1994-Sep-17
137 5.000b2c 1994-Sep-17
193fb0af 138 Larry 5.000beta3 1994-Sep-??
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139 Andy 5.000b3a 1994-Sep-18
140 5.000b3b 1994-Sep-22
141 5.000b3c 1994-Sep-23
142 5.000b3d 1994-Sep-27
143 5.000b3e 1994-Sep-28
144 5.000b3f 1994-Sep-30
145 5.000b3g 1994-Oct-04
146 Andy 5.000b3h 1994-Oct-07
ac580030 147 Larry? 5.000gamma 1994-Oct-13?
eea97dc2 148
a7f7c56a 149 Larry 5.000 1994-Oct-17
eea97dc2 150
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151 Andy 5.000a 1994-Dec-19
152 5.000b 1995-Jan-18
153 5.000c 1995-Jan-18
154 5.000d 1995-Jan-18
155 5.000e 1995-Jan-18
156 5.000f 1995-Jan-18
157 5.000g 1995-Jan-18
158 5.000h 1995-Jan-18
159 5.000i 1995-Jan-26
160 5.000j 1995-Feb-07
161 5.000k 1995-Feb-11
162 5.000l 1995-Feb-21
93e0d802 163 5.000m 1995-Feb-28
cac726e9 164 5.000n 1995-Mar-07
ac580030 165 5.000o 1995-Mar-13?
eea97dc2 166
cac726e9 167 Larry 5.001 1995-Mar-13
eea97dc2 168
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169 Andy 5.001a 1995-Mar-15
170 5.001b 1995-Mar-31
171 5.001c 1995-Apr-07
172 5.001d 1995-Apr-14
d516a115 173 5.001e 1995-Apr-18 Stable.
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174 5.001f 1995-May-31
175 5.001g 1995-May-25
176 5.001h 1995-May-25
177 5.001i 1995-May-30
178 5.001j 1995-Jun-05
179 5.001k 1995-Jun-06
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180 5.001l 1995-Jun-06 Stable.
181 5.001m 1995-Jul-02 Very stable.
182 5.001n 1995-Oct-31 Very unstable.
cac726e9 183 5.002beta1 1995-Nov-21
93e0d802 184 5.002b1a 1995-Dec-04
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185 5.002b1b 1995-Dec-04
186 5.002b1c 1995-Dec-04
187 5.002b1d 1995-Dec-04
188 5.002b1e 1995-Dec-08
189 5.002b1f 1995-Dec-08
d516a115 190 Tom 5.002b1g 1995-Dec-21 Doc release.
cac726e9 191 Andy 5.002b1h 1996-Jan-05
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192 5.002b2 1996-Jan-14
193 Larry 5.002b3 1996-Feb-02
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194 Andy 5.002gamma 1996-Feb-11
195 Larry 5.002delta 1996-Feb-27
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196
197 Larry 5.002 1996-Feb-29 Prototypes.
198
cac726e9 199 Charles 5.002_01 1996-Mar-25
eea97dc2 200
d516a115 201 5.003 1996-Jun-25 Security release.
eea97dc2 202
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203 5.003_01 1996-Jul-31
204 Nick 5.003_02 1996-Aug-10
205 Andy 5.003_03 1996-Aug-28
206 5.003_04 1996-Sep-02
207 5.003_05 1996-Sep-12
208 5.003_06 1996-Oct-07
209 5.003_07 1996-Oct-10
210 Chip 5.003_08 1996-Nov-19
211 5.003_09 1996-Nov-26
212 5.003_10 1996-Nov-29
213 5.003_11 1996-Dec-06
214 5.003_12 1996-Dec-19
215 5.003_13 1996-Dec-20
216 5.003_14 1996-Dec-23
217 5.003_15 1996-Dec-23
218 5.003_16 1996-Dec-24
219 5.003_17 1996-Dec-27
220 5.003_18 1996-Dec-31
221 5.003_19 1997-Jan-04
222 5.003_20 1997-Jan-07
223 5.003_21 1997-Jan-15
224 5.003_22 1997-Jan-16
225 5.003_23 1997-Jan-25
226 5.003_24 1997-Jan-29
227 5.003_25 1997-Feb-04
228 5.003_26 1997-Feb-10
229 5.003_27 1997-Feb-18
230 5.003_28 1997-Feb-21
d516a115 231 5.003_90 1997-Feb-25 Ramping up to the 5.004 release.
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232 5.003_91 1997-Mar-01
233 5.003_92 1997-Mar-06
234 5.003_93 1997-Mar-10
235 5.003_94 1997-Mar-22
236 5.003_95 1997-Mar-25
237 5.003_96 1997-Apr-01
d516a115 238 5.003_97 1997-Apr-03 Fairly widely used.
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239 5.003_97a 1997-Apr-05
240 5.003_97b 1997-Apr-08
241 5.003_97c 1997-Apr-10
242 5.003_97d 1997-Apr-13
243 5.003_97e 1997-Apr-15
244 5.003_97f 1997-Apr-17
245 5.003_97g 1997-Apr-18
246 5.003_97h 1997-Apr-24
247 5.003_97i 1997-Apr-25
248 5.003_97j 1997-Apr-28
249 5.003_98 1997-Apr-30
250 5.003_99 1997-May-01
251 5.003_99a 1997-May-09
d516a115 252 p54rc1 1997-May-12 Release Candidates.
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253 p54rc2 1997-May-14
254
d516a115 255 Chip 5.004 1997-May-15 A major maintenance release.
eea97dc2 256
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257 Tim 5.004_01-t1 1997-???-?? The 5.004 maintenance track.
258 5.004_01-t2 1997-Jun-11 aka perl5.004m1t2
259 5.004_01 1997-Jun-13
260 5.004_01_01 1997-Jul-29 aka perl5.004m2t1
261 5.004_01_02 1997-Aug-01 aka perl5.004m2t2
262 5.004_01_03 1997-Aug-05 aka perl5.004m2t3
cac726e9 263 5.004_02 1997-Aug-07
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264 5.004_02_01 1997-Aug-12 aka perl5.004m3t1
265 5.004_03-t2 1997-Aug-13 aka perl5.004m3t2
cac726e9 266 5.004_03 1997-Sep-05
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267 5.004_04-t1 1997-Sep-19 aka perl5.004m4t1
268 5.004_04-t2 1997-Sep-23 aka perl5.004m4t2
269 5.004_04-t3 1997-Oct-10 aka perl5.004m4t3
270 5.004_04-t4 1997-Oct-14 aka perl5.004m4t4
cac726e9 271 5.004_04 1997-Oct-15
f7ee4c02 272 5.004_04-m1 1998-Mar-04 (5.004m5t1) Maint. trials for 5.004_05.
1a607138 273 5.004_04-m2 1998-May-01
193fb0af 274 5.004_04-m3 1998-May-15
eea97dc2 275 5.004_04-m4 1998-May-19
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276 5.004_05-MT5 1998-Jul-21
277 5.004_05-MT6 1998-Oct-09
278 5.004_05-MT7 1998-Nov-22
279 5.004_05-MT8 1998-Dec-03
280 Chip 5.004_05-MT9 1999-Apr-26
281 5.004_05 1999-Apr-29
eea97dc2 282
d516a115 283 Malcolm 5.004_50 1997-Sep-09 The 5.005 development track.
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284 5.004_51 1997-Oct-02
285 5.004_52 1997-Oct-15
286 5.004_53 1997-Oct-16
287 5.004_54 1997-Nov-14
288 5.004_55 1997-Nov-25
289 5.004_56 1997-Dec-18
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290 5.004_57 1998-Feb-03
291 5.004_58 1998-Feb-06
292 5.004_59 1998-Feb-13
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293 5.004_60 1998-Feb-20
294 5.004_61 1998-Feb-27
295 5.004_62 1998-Mar-06
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296 5.004_63 1998-Mar-17
297 5.004_64 1998-Apr-03
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298 5.004_65 1998-May-15
299 5.004_66 1998-May-29
300 Sarathy 5.004_67 1998-Jun-15
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301 5.004_68 1998-Jun-23
302 5.004_69 1998-Jun-29
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303 5.004_70 1998-Jul-06
304 5.004_71 1998-Jul-09
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305 5.004_72 1998-Jul-12
306 5.004_73 1998-Jul-13
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307 5.004_74 1998-Jul-14 5.005 beta candidate.
308 5.004_75 1998-Jul-15 5.005 beta1.
309 5.004_76 1998-Jul-21 5.005 beta2.
310 5.005 1998-Jul-22 Oneperl.
311
312 Sarathy 5.005_01 1998-Jul-27 The 5.005 maintenance track.
313 5.005_02-T1 1998-Aug-02
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314 5.005_02-T2 1998-Aug-05
315 5.005_02 1998-Aug-08
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316 Graham 5.005_03-MT1 1998-Nov-30
317 5.005_03-MT2 1999-Jan-04
318 5.005_03-MT3 1999-Jan-17
319 5.005_03-MT4 1999-Jan-26
320 5.005_03-MT5 1999-Jan-28
f7ee4c02 321 5.005_03-MT6 1999-Mar-05
ba7a42cf 322 5.005_03 1999-Mar-28
294fc197 323 Leon 5.005_04-RC1 2004-Feb-05
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324 5.005_04-RC2 2004-Feb-18
325 5.005_04 2004-Feb-23
eea97dc2 326
87275199 327 Sarathy 5.005_50 1998-Jul-26 The 5.6 development track.
dfe13c55 328 5.005_51 1998-Aug-10
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329 5.005_52 1998-Sep-25
330 5.005_53 1998-Oct-31
c2444246 331 5.005_54 1998-Nov-30
99ed61e6 332 5.005_55 1999-Feb-16
642c2561 333 5.005_56 1999-Mar-01
ba7a42cf 334 5.005_57 1999-May-25
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335 5.005_58 1999-Jul-27
336 5.005_59 1999-Aug-02
337 5.005_60 1999-Aug-02
338 5.005_61 1999-Aug-20
339 5.005_62 1999-Oct-15
340 5.005_63 1999-Dec-09
341 5.5.640 2000-Feb-02
342 5.5.650 2000-Feb-08 beta1
343 5.5.660 2000-Feb-22 beta2
344 5.5.670 2000-Feb-29 beta3
345 5.6.0-RC1 2000-Mar-09 Release candidate 1.
346 5.6.0-RC2 2000-Mar-14 Release candidate 2.
347 5.6.0-RC3 2000-Mar-21 Release candidate 3.
348 5.6.0 2000-Mar-22
349
350 Sarathy 5.6.1-TRIAL1 2000-Dec-18 The 5.6 maintenance track.
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351 5.6.1-TRIAL2 2001-Jan-31
352 5.6.1-TRIAL3 2001-Mar-19
353 5.6.1-foolish 2001-Apr-01 The "fools-gold" release.
354 5.6.1 2001-Apr-08
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355 Rafael 5.6.2-RC1 2003-Nov-08
356 5.6.2 2003-Nov-15 Fix new build issues
bab127f6 357
f7ee4c02 358 Jarkko 5.7.0 2000-Sep-02 The 5.7 track: Development.
b9636b4c 359 5.7.1 2001-Apr-09
f7ee4c02 360 5.7.2 2001-Jul-13 Virtual release candidate 0.
52b65635 361 5.7.3 2002-Mar-05
482b2006 362 5.8.0-RC1 2002-Jun-01
f8711711 363 5.8.0-RC2 2002-Jun-21
d082746b 364 5.8.0-RC3 2002-Jul-13
d1c9d165 365 5.8.0 2002-Jul-18
5f8f474f 366 5.8.1-RC1 2003-Jul-10
d1fb9eca 367 5.8.1-RC2 2003-Jul-11
f28d0af5 368 5.8.1-RC3 2003-Jul-30
591b4a2d 369 5.8.1-RC4 2003-Aug-01
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370 5.8.1-RC5 2003-Sep-22
371 5.8.1 2003-Sep-25
aed365b8 372 Nicholas 5.8.2-RC1 2003-Oct-27
9a664500 373 5.8.2-RC2 2003-Nov-03
bb76650e 374 5.8.2 2003-Nov-05
8fb728ee 375 5.8.3-RC1 2004-Jan-07
dc0b0fbe 376 5.8.3 2004-Jan-14
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377 5.8.4-RC1 2004-Apr-05
378 5.8.4-RC2 2004-Apr-15
cba18cd5 379 5.8.4 2004-Apr-21
c3435ec0 380 5.8.5-RC1 2004-Jul-06
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381 5.8.5-RC2 2004-Jul-08
382 5.8.5 2004-Jul-19
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383 5.8.6-RC1 2004-Nov-11
384 5.8.6 2004-Nov-27
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385 5.8.7-RC1 2005-May-18
386 5.8.7 2005-May-30
7a1c739b 387 5.8.8-RC1 2006-Jan-20
61c48948 388 5.8.8 2006-Jan-31
f9cff250 389 5.8.9-RC1 2008-Nov-10
7a8d7d26 390 5.8.9-RC2 2008-Dec-06
5b5f44f3 391 5.8.9 2008-Dec-14
bab127f6 392
aed365b8 393 Hugo 5.9.0 2003-Oct-27
d6dfbb98 394 Rafael 5.9.1 2004-Mar-16
690cf44b 395 5.9.2 2005-Apr-01
604ded12 396 5.9.3 2006-Jan-28
101c1b44 397 5.9.4 2006-Aug-15
201a0ee1 398 5.9.5 2007-Jul-07
c9f6a3ca 399 5.10.0-RC1 2007-Nov-17
f7464869 400 5.10.0-RC2 2007-Nov-25
fa5262d1 401 5.10.0 2007-Dec-18
7989172b 402 David 5.10.1-RC1 2009-Aug-06
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403 5.10.1-RC2 2009-Aug-18
404 5.10.1 2009-Aug-22
f9c83c41 405
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406=head2 SELECTED RELEASE SIZES
407
408For example the notation "core: 212 29" in the release 1.000 means that
409it had in the core 212 kilobytes, in 29 files. The "core".."doc" are
410explained below.
411
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413 ======================================================================
414
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415 1.000 212 29 - - - - 38 51 62 3
416 1.014 219 29 - - - - 39 52 68 4
417 2.000 309 31 2 3 - - 55 57 92 4
418 2.001 312 31 2 3 - - 55 57 94 4
419 3.000 508 36 24 11 - - 79 73 156 5
420 3.044 645 37 61 20 - - 90 74 190 6
421 4.000 635 37 59 20 - - 91 75 198 4
422 4.019 680 37 85 29 - - 98 76 199 4
423 4.036 709 37 89 30 - - 98 76 208 5
424 5.000alpha2 785 50 114 32 - - 112 86 209 5
425 5.000alpha3 801 50 117 33 - - 121 87 209 5
426 5.000alpha9 1022 56 149 43 116 29 125 90 217 6
427 5.000a12h 978 49 140 49 205 46 152 97 228 9
428 5.000b3h 1035 53 232 70 216 38 162 94 218 21
429 5.000 1038 53 250 76 216 38 154 92 536 62
430 5.001m 1071 54 388 82 240 38 159 95 544 29
431 5.002 1121 54 661 101 287 43 155 94 847 35
432 5.003 1129 54 680 102 291 43 166 100 853 35
433 5.003_07 1231 60 748 106 396 53 213 137 976 39
434 5.004 1351 60 1230 136 408 51 355 161 1587 55
435 5.004_01 1356 60 1258 138 410 51 358 161 1587 55
436 5.004_04 1375 60 1294 139 413 51 394 162 1629 55
437 5.004_05 1463 60 1435 150 394 50 445 175 1855 59
438 5.004_51 1401 61 1260 140 413 53 358 162 1594 56
439 5.004_53 1422 62 1295 141 438 70 394 162 1637 56
440 5.004_56 1501 66 1301 140 447 74 408 165 1648 57
441 5.004_59 1555 72 1317 142 448 74 424 171 1678 58
442 5.004_62 1602 77 1327 144 629 92 428 173 1674 58
443 5.004_65 1626 77 1358 146 615 92 446 179 1698 60
444 5.004_68 1856 74 1382 152 619 92 463 187 1784 60
445 5.004_70 1863 75 1456 154 675 92 494 194 1809 60
446 5.004_73 1874 76 1467 152 762 102 506 196 1883 61
447 5.004_75 1877 76 1467 152 770 103 508 196 1896 62
448 5.005 1896 76 1469 152 795 103 509 197 1945 63
449 5.005_03 1936 77 1541 153 813 104 551 201 2176 72
450 5.005_50 1969 78 1842 301 795 103 514 198 1948 63
451 5.005_53 1999 79 1885 303 806 104 602 224 2002 67
452 5.005_56 2086 79 1970 307 866 113 672 238 2221 75
453 5.6.0 2820 79 2626 364 1096 129 863 280 2840 93
454 5.6.1 2946 78 2921 430 1171 132 1024 304 3330 102
455 5.6.2 2947 78 3143 451 1247 127 1303 387 3406 102
456 5.7.0 2977 80 2801 425 1250 132 975 307 3206 100
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457 5.7.1 3351 84 3442 455 1944 167 1334 357 3698 124
458 5.7.2 3491 87 4858 618 3290 298 1598 449 3910 139
cd47ef99 459 5.7.3 3299 85 4295 537 2196 300 2176 626 4171 120
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460 5.8.0 3489 87 4533 585 2437 331 2588 726 4368 125
461 5.8.1 3674 90 5104 623 2604 353 2983 836 4625 134
462 5.8.2 3633 90 5111 623 2623 357 3019 848 4634 135
463 5.8.3 3625 90 5141 624 2660 363 3083 869 4669 136
464 5.8.4 3653 90 5170 634 2684 368 3148 885 4689 137
465 5.8.5 3664 90 4260 303 2707 369 3208 898 4689 138
466 5.8.6 3690 90 4271 303 3141 396 3411 925 4709 139
467 5.8.7 3788 90 4322 307 3297 401 3485 964 4744 141
468 5.8.8 3895 90 4357 314 3409 431 3622 1017 4979 144
469 5.8.9 4132 93 5508 330 3826 529 4364 1234 5348 152
470 5.9.0 3657 90 4951 626 2603 354 3011 841 4609 135
471 5.9.1 3580 90 5196 634 2665 367 3186 889 4725 138
472 5.9.2 3863 90 4654 312 3283 403 3551 973 4800 142
473 5.9.3 4096 91 5318 381 4806 597 4272 1214 5139 147
474 5.9.4 4393 94 5718 415 4578 642 4646 1310 5335 153
475 5.9.5 4681 96 6849 479 4827 671 5155 1490 5572 159
476 5.10.0 4710 97 7050 486 4899 673 5275 1503 5673 160
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477
478The "core"..."doc" mean the following files from the Perl source code
479distribution. The glob notation ** means recursively, (.) means
480regular files.
481
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482 core *.[hcy]
483 lib lib/**/*.p[ml]
484 ext ext/**/*.{[hcyt],xs,pm}
aa2f2a36 485 t t/**/*(.) (for 1-5.005_56) or **/*.t (for 5.6.0-5.7.3)
d516a115 486 doc {README*,INSTALL,*[_.]man{,.?},pod/**/*.pod}
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488Here are some statistics for the other subdirectories and one file in
489the Perl source distribution for somewhat more selected releases.
490
491 ======================================================================
492 Legend: kB #
493
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495
496 Configure 31 1 37 1 62 1
497 eg - - 34 28 47 39
498 h2pl - - - - 12 12
499 msdos - - - - 41 13
500 os2 - - - - 63 22
501 usub - - - - 21 16
502 x2p 103 17 104 17 137 17
503
504 ======================================================================
505
506 4.000 4.019 4.036
507
508 atarist - - - - 113 31
509 Configure 73 1 83 1 86 1
510 eg 47 39 47 39 47 39
511 emacs 67 4 67 4 67 4
512 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12
513 hints - - 5 42 11 56
514 msdos 57 15 58 15 60 15
515 os2 81 29 81 29 113 31
516 usub 25 7 43 8 43 8
517 x2p 147 18 152 19 154 19
518
519 ======================================================================
520
521 5.000a2 5.000a12h 5.000b3h 5.000 5.001m
522
523 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
524 atarist 113 31 113 31 - - - - - -
525 bench - - 0 1 - - - - - -
526 Bugs 2 5 26 1 - - - - - -
527 dlperl 40 5 - - - - - - - -
528 do 127 71 - - - - - - - -
529 Configure - - 153 1 159 1 160 1 180 1
530 Doc - - 26 1 75 7 11 1 11 1
531 eg 79 58 53 44 51 43 54 44 54 44
532 emacs 67 4 104 6 104 6 104 1 104 6
533 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
534 hints 11 56 12 46 18 48 18 48 44 56
535 msdos 60 15 60 15 - - - - - -
536 os2 113 31 113 31 - - - - - -
537 U - - 62 8 112 42 - - - -
538 usub 43 8 - - - - - - - -
539 vms - - 80 7 123 9 184 15 304 20
540 x2p 171 22 171 21 162 20 162 20 279 20
541
542 ======================================================================
543
544 5.002 5.003 5.003_07
545
546 Configure 201 1 201 1 217 1
547 eg 54 44 54 44 54 44
548 emacs 108 1 108 1 143 1
549 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12
550 hints 73 59 77 60 90 62
551 os2 84 17 56 10 117 42
552 plan9 - - - - 79 15
553 Porting - - - - 51 1
554 utils 87 7 88 7 97 7
555 vms 500 24 475 26 505 27
556 x2p 280 20 280 20 280 19
557
558 ======================================================================
559
560 5.004 5.004_04 5.004_62 5.004_65 5.004_68
561
562 beos - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
563 Configure 225 1 225 1 240 1 248 1 256 1
564 cygwin32 23 5 23 5 23 5 24 5 24 5
565 djgpp - - - - 14 5 14 5 14 5
566 eg 81 62 81 62 81 62 81 62 81 62
567 emacs 194 1 204 1 212 2 212 2 212 2
568 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
569 hints 129 69 132 71 144 72 151 74 155 74
570 os2 121 42 127 42 127 44 129 44 129 44
571 plan9 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15
572 Porting 94 2 109 4 203 6 234 8 241 9
573 qnx 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
574 utils 112 8 118 8 124 8 156 9 159 9
575 vms 518 34 524 34 538 34 569 34 569 34
576 win32 285 33 378 36 470 39 493 39 575 41
577 x2p 281 19 281 19 281 19 282 19 281 19
578
579 ======================================================================
580
581 5.004_70 5.004_73 5.004_75 5.005 5.005_03
582
583 apollo - - - - - - - - 0 1
584 beos 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
585 Configure 256 1 256 1 264 1 264 1 270 1
586 cygwin32 24 5 24 5 24 5 24 5 24 5
587 djgpp 14 5 14 5 14 5 14 5 15 5
588 eg 86 65 86 65 86 65 86 65 86 65
589 emacs 262 2 262 2 262 2 262 2 274 2
590 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
591 hints 157 74 157 74 159 74 160 74 179 77
592 mint - - - - - - - - 4 7
593 mpeix - - - - 5 3 5 3 5 3
594 os2 129 44 139 44 142 44 143 44 148 44
595 plan9 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15
596 Porting 241 9 253 9 259 10 264 12 272 13
597 qnx 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
598 utils 160 9 160 9 160 9 160 9 164 9
599 vms 570 34 572 34 573 34 575 34 583 34
600 vos - - - - - - - - 156 10
601 win32 577 41 585 41 585 41 587 41 600 42
602 x2p 281 19 281 19 281 19 281 19 281 19
603
604 ======================================================================
605
606 5.6.0 5.6.1 5.6.2 5.7.3
607
608 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
609 beos 5 2 5 2 5 2 6 4
610 Configure 346 1 361 1 363 1 394 1
611 Cross - - - - - - 4 2
612 djgpp 19 6 19 6 19 6 21 7
613 eg 112 71 112 71 112 71 - -
614 emacs 303 4 319 4 319 4 319 4
615 epoc 29 8 35 8 35 8 36 8
616 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
617 hints 242 83 250 84 321 89 272 87
618 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
619 mpeix 9 4 9 4 9 4 9 4
620 NetWare - - - - - - 423 57
621 os2 214 59 224 60 224 60 357 66
622 plan9 92 17 92 17 92 17 85 15
623 Porting 361 15 390 16 390 16 425 21
624 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
625 utils 228 12 221 11 222 11 267 13
626 uts - - - - - - 12 3
627 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
628 vms 686 38 627 38 627 38 649 36
629 vos 227 12 249 15 248 15 281 17
630 win32 755 41 782 42 801 42 1006 50
631 x2p 307 20 307 20 307 20 345 20
632
633 ======================================================================
634
635 5.8.0 5.8.1 5.8.2 5.8.3 5.8.4
636
637 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
638 beos 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4
639 Configure 472 1 493 1 493 1 493 1 494 1
640 Cross 4 2 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10
641 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
642 emacs 319 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4
643 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 33 8 33 8
644 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
645 hints 294 88 321 89 321 89 321 89 348 91
646 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
647 mpeix 24 5 25 5 25 5 25 5 25 5
648 NetWare 488 61 490 61 490 61 490 61 488 61
649 os2 361 66 445 67 450 67 488 67 488 67
650 plan9 85 15 325 17 325 17 325 17 321 17
651 Porting 479 22 537 32 538 32 539 32 538 33
652 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
653 utils 275 15 258 16 258 16 263 19 263 19
654 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
655 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
656 vms 648 36 654 36 654 36 656 36 656 36
657 vos 330 20 335 20 335 20 335 20 335 20
658 win32 1062 49 1125 49 1127 49 1126 49 1181 56
659 x2p 347 20 348 20 348 20 348 20 348 20
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661 ======================================================================
662
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663 5.8.5 5.8.6 5.8.7 5.8.8 5.8.9
664
665 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
666 beos 6 4 6 4 8 4 8 4 8 4
667 Configure 494 1 494 1 495 1 506 1 520 1
668 Cross 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10 46 10
669 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
670 emacs 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 406 4
671 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 34 8 35 8
672 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
673 hints 350 91 352 91 355 94 360 94 387 99
674 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
675 mpeix 25 5 25 5 25 5 49 6 49 6
676 NetWare 488 61 488 61 488 61 490 61 491 61
677 os2 488 67 488 67 488 67 488 67 552 70
678 plan9 321 17 321 17 321 17 322 17 324 17
679 Porting 538 34 548 35 549 35 564 37 625 41
680 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
681 utils 265 19 265 19 266 19 267 19 281 21
682 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
683 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
684 vms 657 36 658 36 662 36 664 36 716 35
685 vos 335 20 335 20 335 20 336 21 345 22
686 win32 1183 56 1190 56 1199 56 1219 56 1484 68
687 x2p 349 20 349 20 349 20 349 19 350 19
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689 ======================================================================
690
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691 5.9.0 5.9.1 5.9.2 5.9.3 5.9.4
692
693 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
694 beos 6 4 6 4 8 4 8 4 8 4
695 Configure 493 1 493 1 495 1 508 1 512 1
696 Cross 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10 46 10
697 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
698 emacs 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4
699 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 34 8 34 8
700 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
701 hints 321 89 346 91 355 94 359 94 366 96
702 mad - - - - - - - - 174 6
703 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
704 mpeix 25 5 25 5 25 5 49 6 49 6
705 NetWare 489 61 487 61 487 61 489 61 489 61
706 os2 444 67 488 67 488 67 488 67 488 67
707 plan9 325 17 321 17 321 17 322 17 323 17
708 Porting 537 32 536 33 549 36 564 38 576 38
709 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
710 symbian - - - - - - 293 53 293 53
711 utils 258 16 263 19 268 20 273 23 275 24
712 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
713 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
714 vms 660 36 547 33 553 33 661 33 696 33
715 vos 11 7 11 7 11 7 11 7 11 7
716 win32 1120 49 1124 51 1191 56 1209 56 1719 90
717 x2p 348 20 348 20 349 20 349 19 349 19
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720
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721 5.9.5 5.10.0
722
723 apollo 8 3 8 3
724 beos 8 4 8 4
725 Configure 518 1 518 1
726 Cross 122 15 122 15
727 djgpp 21 7 21 7
728 emacs 329 4 406 4
729 epoc 34 8 35 8
730 h2pl 24 15 24 15
731 hints 377 98 381 98
732 mad 182 8 182 8
733 mint 11 9 11 9
734 mpeix 49 6 49 6
735 NetWare 489 61 489 61
736 os2 552 70 552 70
737 plan9 324 17 324 17
738 Porting 627 40 632 40
739 qnx 5 3 5 4
740 symbian 300 54 300 54
741 utils 260 26 264 27
742 uts 12 3 12 3
743 vmesa 25 4 25 4
744 vms 690 32 722 32
745 vos 19 8 19 8
746 win32 1482 68 1485 68
747 x2p 349 19 349 19
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749=head2 SELECTED PATCH SIZES
750
699e896a 751The "diff lines kB" means that for example the patch 5.003_08, to be
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752applied on top of the 5.003_07 (or whatever was before the 5.003_08)
753added lines for 110 kilobytes, it removed lines for 19 kilobytes, and
cac726e9 754changed lines for 424 kilobytes. Just the lines themselves are
12940611 755counted, not their context. The "+ - !" become from the diff(1)
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757
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759 king -------------
760 + - !
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763 Chip 5.003_08 1996-Nov-19 110 19 424
764 5.003_09 1996-Nov-26 38 9 248
765 5.003_10 1996-Nov-29 29 2 27
766 5.003_11 1996-Dec-06 73 12 165
767 5.003_12 1996-Dec-19 275 6 436
768 5.003_13 1996-Dec-20 95 1 56
769 5.003_14 1996-Dec-23 23 7 333
770 5.003_15 1996-Dec-23 0 0 1
771 5.003_16 1996-Dec-24 12 3 50
772 5.003_17 1996-Dec-27 19 1 14
773 5.003_18 1996-Dec-31 21 1 32
774 5.003_19 1997-Jan-04 80 3 85
775 5.003_20 1997-Jan-07 18 1 146
776 5.003_21 1997-Jan-15 38 10 221
777 5.003_22 1997-Jan-16 4 0 18
778 5.003_23 1997-Jan-25 71 15 119
779 5.003_24 1997-Jan-29 426 1 20
780 5.003_25 1997-Feb-04 21 8 169
781 5.003_26 1997-Feb-10 16 1 15
782 5.003_27 1997-Feb-18 32 10 38
783 5.003_28 1997-Feb-21 58 4 66
784 5.003_90 1997-Feb-25 22 2 34
785 5.003_91 1997-Mar-01 37 1 39
786 5.003_92 1997-Mar-06 16 3 69
787 5.003_93 1997-Mar-10 12 3 15
788 5.003_94 1997-Mar-22 407 7 200
789 5.003_95 1997-Mar-25 41 1 37
790 5.003_96 1997-Apr-01 283 5 261
791 5.003_97 1997-Apr-03 13 2 34
792 5.003_97a 1997-Apr-05 57 1 27
793 5.003_97b 1997-Apr-08 14 1 20
794 5.003_97c 1997-Apr-10 20 1 16
795 5.003_97d 1997-Apr-13 8 0 16
796 5.003_97e 1997-Apr-15 15 4 46
797 5.003_97f 1997-Apr-17 7 1 33
798 5.003_97g 1997-Apr-18 6 1 42
799 5.003_97h 1997-Apr-24 23 3 68
800 5.003_97i 1997-Apr-25 23 1 31
801 5.003_97j 1997-Apr-28 36 1 49
802 5.003_98 1997-Apr-30 171 12 539
803 5.003_99 1997-May-01 6 0 7
804 5.003_99a 1997-May-09 36 2 61
805 p54rc1 1997-May-12 8 1 11
806 p54rc2 1997-May-14 6 0 40
807
808 5.004 1997-May-15 4 0 4
809
810 Tim 5.004_01 1997-Jun-13 222 14 57
811 5.004_02 1997-Aug-07 112 16 119
812 5.004_03 1997-Sep-05 109 0 17
813 5.004_04 1997-Oct-15 66 8 173
814
815=head3 The patch-free era
816
817In more modern times, named releases don't come as often, and as progress
818can be followed (nearly) instantly (with rsync, and since late 2008, git)
819patches between versions are no longer provided. However, that doesn't
820keep us from calculating how large a patch could have been. Which is
821shown in the table below. Unless noted otherwise, the size mentioned is
822the patch to bring version x.y.z to x.y.z+1.
823
824 Sarathy 5.6.1 2001-Apr-08 531 44 651
825 Rafael 5.6.2 2003-Nov-15 20 11 1819
826
827 Jarkko 5.8.0 2002-Jul-18 1205 31 471 From 5.7.3
828
829 5.8.1 2003-Sep-25 243 102 6162
830 Nicholas 5.8.2 2003-Nov-05 10 50 788
831 5.8.3 2004-Jan-14 31 13 360
832 5.8.4 2004-Apr-21 33 8 299
833 5.8.5 2004-Jul-19 11 19 255
834 5.8.6 2004-Nov-27 35 3 192
835 5.8.7 2005-May-30 75 34 778
836 5.8.8 2006-Jan-31 131 42 1251
837 5.8.9 2008-Dec-14 340 132 12988
838
839 Hugo 5.9.0 2003-Oct-27 281 168 7132 From 5.8.0
840 Rafael 5.9.1 2004-Mar-16 57 250 2107
841 5.9.2 2005-Apr-01 720 57 858
842 5.9.3 2006-Jan-28 1124 102 1906
843 5.9.4 2006-Aug-15 896 60 862
844 5.9.5 2007-Jul-07 1149 128 1062
845
846 5.10.0 2007-Dec-18 50 31 13111 From 5.9.5
847
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849=head1 THE KEEPERS OF THE RECORDS
850
851Jarkko Hietaniemi <F<jhi@iki.fi>>.
852
853Thanks to the collective memory of the Perlfolk. In addition to the
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854Keepers of the Pumpkin also Alan Champion, Mark Dominus,
855Andreas K├Ânig, John Macdonald, Matthias Neeracher, Jeff Okamoto,
856Michael Peppler, Randal Schwartz, and Paul D. Smith sent corrections
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857and additions. Abigail added file and patch size data for the 5.6.0 - 5.10
858era.
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860=cut