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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,
b7187f73 32Matt S Trout, David Golden, and Florian Ragwitz.
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34=head2 PUMPKIN?
35
36[from Porting/pumpkin.pod in the Perl source code distribution]
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38Chip Salzenberg gets credit for that, with a nod to his cow orker,
39David Croy. We had passed around various names (baton, token, hot
40potato) but none caught on. Then, Chip asked:
41
42[begin quote]
43
44 Who has the patch pumpkin?
45
46To explain: David Croy once told me once that at a previous job,
47there was one tape drive and multiple systems that used it for backups.
48But instead of some high-tech exclusion software, they used a low-tech
49method to prevent multiple simultaneous backups: a stuffed pumpkin.
50No one was allowed to make backups unless they had the "backup pumpkin".
51
52[end quote]
53
54The name has stuck. The holder of the pumpkin is sometimes called
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55the pumpking (keeping the source afloat?) or the pumpkineer (pulling
56the strings?).
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57
58=head1 THE RECORDS
59
60 Pump- Release Date Notes
61 king (by no means
62 comprehensive,
63 see Changes*
64 for details)
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d516a115 67 Larry 0 Classified. Don't ask.
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69 Larry 1.000 1987-Dec-18
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71 1.001..10 1988-Jan-30
72 1.011..14 1988-Feb-02
8b04df2c 73 Schwern 1.0.15 2002-Dec-18 Modernization
2c3bc011 74 Richard 1.0.16 2003-Dec-18
eea97dc2 75
cac726e9 76 Larry 2.000 1988-Jun-05
eea97dc2 77
cac726e9 78 2.001 1988-Jun-28
eea97dc2 79
cac726e9 80 Larry 3.000 1989-Oct-18
eea97dc2 81
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82 3.001 1989-Oct-26
83 3.002..4 1989-Nov-11
84 3.005 1989-Nov-18
85 3.006..8 1989-Dec-22
86 3.009..13 1990-Mar-02
87 3.014 1990-Mar-13
88 3.015 1990-Mar-14
89 3.016..18 1990-Mar-28
d516a115 90 3.019..27 1990-Aug-10 User subs.
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91 3.028 1990-Aug-14
92 3.029..36 1990-Oct-17
93 3.037 1990-Oct-20
94 3.040 1990-Nov-10
95 3.041 1990-Nov-13
f7ee4c02 96 3.042..43 1991-Jan-??
cac726e9 97 3.044 1991-Jan-12
eea97dc2 98
cac726e9 99 Larry 4.000 1991-Mar-21
eea97dc2 100
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101 4.001..3 1991-Apr-12
102 4.004..9 1991-Jun-07
103 4.010 1991-Jun-10
104 4.011..18 1991-Nov-05
d516a115 105 4.019 1991-Nov-11 Stable.
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106 4.020..33 1992-Jun-08
107 4.034 1992-Jun-11
108 4.035 1992-Jun-23
d516a115 109 Larry 4.036 1993-Feb-05 Very stable.
eea97dc2 110
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111 5.000alpha1 1993-Jul-31
112 5.000alpha2 1993-Aug-16
113 5.000alpha3 1993-Oct-10
114 5.000alpha4 1993-???-??
115 5.000alpha5 1993-???-??
193fb0af 116 5.000alpha6 1994-Mar-18
ac580030 117 5.000alpha7 1994-Mar-25
cac726e9 118 Andy 5.000alpha8 1994-Apr-04
d516a115 119 Larry 5.000alpha9 1994-May-05 ext appears.
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120 5.000alpha10 1994-Jun-11
121 5.000alpha11 1994-Jul-01
d516a115 122 Andy 5.000a11a 1994-Jul-07 To fit 14.
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123 5.000a11b 1994-Jul-14
124 5.000a11c 1994-Jul-19
125 5.000a11d 1994-Jul-22
93e0d802 126 Larry 5.000alpha12 1994-Aug-04
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127 Andy 5.000a12a 1994-Aug-08
128 5.000a12b 1994-Aug-15
129 5.000a12c 1994-Aug-22
130 5.000a12d 1994-Aug-22
131 5.000a12e 1994-Aug-22
132 5.000a12f 1994-Aug-24
133 5.000a12g 1994-Aug-24
134 5.000a12h 1994-Aug-24
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135 Larry 5.000beta1 1994-Aug-30
136 Andy 5.000b1a 1994-Sep-06
d516a115 137 Larry 5.000beta2 1994-Sep-14 Core slushified.
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138 Andy 5.000b2a 1994-Sep-14
139 5.000b2b 1994-Sep-17
140 5.000b2c 1994-Sep-17
193fb0af 141 Larry 5.000beta3 1994-Sep-??
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142 Andy 5.000b3a 1994-Sep-18
143 5.000b3b 1994-Sep-22
144 5.000b3c 1994-Sep-23
145 5.000b3d 1994-Sep-27
146 5.000b3e 1994-Sep-28
147 5.000b3f 1994-Sep-30
148 5.000b3g 1994-Oct-04
149 Andy 5.000b3h 1994-Oct-07
ac580030 150 Larry? 5.000gamma 1994-Oct-13?
eea97dc2 151
a7f7c56a 152 Larry 5.000 1994-Oct-17
eea97dc2 153
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154 Andy 5.000a 1994-Dec-19
155 5.000b 1995-Jan-18
156 5.000c 1995-Jan-18
157 5.000d 1995-Jan-18
158 5.000e 1995-Jan-18
159 5.000f 1995-Jan-18
160 5.000g 1995-Jan-18
161 5.000h 1995-Jan-18
162 5.000i 1995-Jan-26
163 5.000j 1995-Feb-07
164 5.000k 1995-Feb-11
165 5.000l 1995-Feb-21
93e0d802 166 5.000m 1995-Feb-28
cac726e9 167 5.000n 1995-Mar-07
ac580030 168 5.000o 1995-Mar-13?
eea97dc2 169
cac726e9 170 Larry 5.001 1995-Mar-13
eea97dc2 171
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172 Andy 5.001a 1995-Mar-15
173 5.001b 1995-Mar-31
174 5.001c 1995-Apr-07
175 5.001d 1995-Apr-14
d516a115 176 5.001e 1995-Apr-18 Stable.
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177 5.001f 1995-May-31
178 5.001g 1995-May-25
179 5.001h 1995-May-25
180 5.001i 1995-May-30
181 5.001j 1995-Jun-05
182 5.001k 1995-Jun-06
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183 5.001l 1995-Jun-06 Stable.
184 5.001m 1995-Jul-02 Very stable.
185 5.001n 1995-Oct-31 Very unstable.
cac726e9 186 5.002beta1 1995-Nov-21
93e0d802 187 5.002b1a 1995-Dec-04
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188 5.002b1b 1995-Dec-04
189 5.002b1c 1995-Dec-04
190 5.002b1d 1995-Dec-04
191 5.002b1e 1995-Dec-08
192 5.002b1f 1995-Dec-08
d516a115 193 Tom 5.002b1g 1995-Dec-21 Doc release.
cac726e9 194 Andy 5.002b1h 1996-Jan-05
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195 5.002b2 1996-Jan-14
196 Larry 5.002b3 1996-Feb-02
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197 Andy 5.002gamma 1996-Feb-11
198 Larry 5.002delta 1996-Feb-27
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199
200 Larry 5.002 1996-Feb-29 Prototypes.
201
cac726e9 202 Charles 5.002_01 1996-Mar-25
eea97dc2 203
d516a115 204 5.003 1996-Jun-25 Security release.
eea97dc2 205
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206 5.003_01 1996-Jul-31
207 Nick 5.003_02 1996-Aug-10
208 Andy 5.003_03 1996-Aug-28
209 5.003_04 1996-Sep-02
210 5.003_05 1996-Sep-12
211 5.003_06 1996-Oct-07
212 5.003_07 1996-Oct-10
213 Chip 5.003_08 1996-Nov-19
214 5.003_09 1996-Nov-26
215 5.003_10 1996-Nov-29
216 5.003_11 1996-Dec-06
217 5.003_12 1996-Dec-19
218 5.003_13 1996-Dec-20
219 5.003_14 1996-Dec-23
220 5.003_15 1996-Dec-23
221 5.003_16 1996-Dec-24
222 5.003_17 1996-Dec-27
223 5.003_18 1996-Dec-31
224 5.003_19 1997-Jan-04
225 5.003_20 1997-Jan-07
226 5.003_21 1997-Jan-15
227 5.003_22 1997-Jan-16
228 5.003_23 1997-Jan-25
229 5.003_24 1997-Jan-29
230 5.003_25 1997-Feb-04
231 5.003_26 1997-Feb-10
232 5.003_27 1997-Feb-18
233 5.003_28 1997-Feb-21
d516a115 234 5.003_90 1997-Feb-25 Ramping up to the 5.004 release.
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235 5.003_91 1997-Mar-01
236 5.003_92 1997-Mar-06
237 5.003_93 1997-Mar-10
238 5.003_94 1997-Mar-22
239 5.003_95 1997-Mar-25
240 5.003_96 1997-Apr-01
d516a115 241 5.003_97 1997-Apr-03 Fairly widely used.
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242 5.003_97a 1997-Apr-05
243 5.003_97b 1997-Apr-08
244 5.003_97c 1997-Apr-10
245 5.003_97d 1997-Apr-13
246 5.003_97e 1997-Apr-15
247 5.003_97f 1997-Apr-17
248 5.003_97g 1997-Apr-18
249 5.003_97h 1997-Apr-24
250 5.003_97i 1997-Apr-25
251 5.003_97j 1997-Apr-28
252 5.003_98 1997-Apr-30
253 5.003_99 1997-May-01
254 5.003_99a 1997-May-09
d516a115 255 p54rc1 1997-May-12 Release Candidates.
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256 p54rc2 1997-May-14
257
d516a115 258 Chip 5.004 1997-May-15 A major maintenance release.
eea97dc2 259
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260 Tim 5.004_01-t1 1997-???-?? The 5.004 maintenance track.
261 5.004_01-t2 1997-Jun-11 aka perl5.004m1t2
262 5.004_01 1997-Jun-13
263 5.004_01_01 1997-Jul-29 aka perl5.004m2t1
264 5.004_01_02 1997-Aug-01 aka perl5.004m2t2
265 5.004_01_03 1997-Aug-05 aka perl5.004m2t3
cac726e9 266 5.004_02 1997-Aug-07
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267 5.004_02_01 1997-Aug-12 aka perl5.004m3t1
268 5.004_03-t2 1997-Aug-13 aka perl5.004m3t2
cac726e9 269 5.004_03 1997-Sep-05
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270 5.004_04-t1 1997-Sep-19 aka perl5.004m4t1
271 5.004_04-t2 1997-Sep-23 aka perl5.004m4t2
272 5.004_04-t3 1997-Oct-10 aka perl5.004m4t3
273 5.004_04-t4 1997-Oct-14 aka perl5.004m4t4
cac726e9 274 5.004_04 1997-Oct-15
f7ee4c02 275 5.004_04-m1 1998-Mar-04 (5.004m5t1) Maint. trials for 5.004_05.
1a607138 276 5.004_04-m2 1998-May-01
193fb0af 277 5.004_04-m3 1998-May-15
eea97dc2 278 5.004_04-m4 1998-May-19
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279 5.004_05-MT5 1998-Jul-21
280 5.004_05-MT6 1998-Oct-09
281 5.004_05-MT7 1998-Nov-22
282 5.004_05-MT8 1998-Dec-03
283 Chip 5.004_05-MT9 1999-Apr-26
284 5.004_05 1999-Apr-29
eea97dc2 285
d516a115 286 Malcolm 5.004_50 1997-Sep-09 The 5.005 development track.
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287 5.004_51 1997-Oct-02
288 5.004_52 1997-Oct-15
289 5.004_53 1997-Oct-16
290 5.004_54 1997-Nov-14
291 5.004_55 1997-Nov-25
292 5.004_56 1997-Dec-18
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293 5.004_57 1998-Feb-03
294 5.004_58 1998-Feb-06
295 5.004_59 1998-Feb-13
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296 5.004_60 1998-Feb-20
297 5.004_61 1998-Feb-27
298 5.004_62 1998-Mar-06
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299 5.004_63 1998-Mar-17
300 5.004_64 1998-Apr-03
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301 5.004_65 1998-May-15
302 5.004_66 1998-May-29
303 Sarathy 5.004_67 1998-Jun-15
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304 5.004_68 1998-Jun-23
305 5.004_69 1998-Jun-29
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306 5.004_70 1998-Jul-06
307 5.004_71 1998-Jul-09
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308 5.004_72 1998-Jul-12
309 5.004_73 1998-Jul-13
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310 5.004_74 1998-Jul-14 5.005 beta candidate.
311 5.004_75 1998-Jul-15 5.005 beta1.
312 5.004_76 1998-Jul-21 5.005 beta2.
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313
314 Sarathy 5.005 1998-Jul-22 Oneperl.
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315
316 Sarathy 5.005_01 1998-Jul-27 The 5.005 maintenance track.
317 5.005_02-T1 1998-Aug-02
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318 5.005_02-T2 1998-Aug-05
319 5.005_02 1998-Aug-08
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320 Graham 5.005_03-MT1 1998-Nov-30
321 5.005_03-MT2 1999-Jan-04
322 5.005_03-MT3 1999-Jan-17
323 5.005_03-MT4 1999-Jan-26
324 5.005_03-MT5 1999-Jan-28
f7ee4c02 325 5.005_03-MT6 1999-Mar-05
ba7a42cf 326 5.005_03 1999-Mar-28
294fc197 327 Leon 5.005_04-RC1 2004-Feb-05
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328 5.005_04-RC2 2004-Feb-18
329 5.005_04 2004-Feb-23
eea97dc2 330
87275199 331 Sarathy 5.005_50 1998-Jul-26 The 5.6 development track.
dfe13c55 332 5.005_51 1998-Aug-10
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333 5.005_52 1998-Sep-25
334 5.005_53 1998-Oct-31
c2444246 335 5.005_54 1998-Nov-30
99ed61e6 336 5.005_55 1999-Feb-16
642c2561 337 5.005_56 1999-Mar-01
ba7a42cf 338 5.005_57 1999-May-25
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339 5.005_58 1999-Jul-27
340 5.005_59 1999-Aug-02
341 5.005_60 1999-Aug-02
342 5.005_61 1999-Aug-20
343 5.005_62 1999-Oct-15
344 5.005_63 1999-Dec-09
345 5.5.640 2000-Feb-02
346 5.5.650 2000-Feb-08 beta1
347 5.5.660 2000-Feb-22 beta2
348 5.5.670 2000-Feb-29 beta3
349 5.6.0-RC1 2000-Mar-09 Release candidate 1.
350 5.6.0-RC2 2000-Mar-14 Release candidate 2.
351 5.6.0-RC3 2000-Mar-21 Release candidate 3.
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352
353 Sarathy 5.6.0 2000-Mar-22
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354
355 Sarathy 5.6.1-TRIAL1 2000-Dec-18 The 5.6 maintenance track.
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356 5.6.1-TRIAL2 2001-Jan-31
357 5.6.1-TRIAL3 2001-Mar-19
358 5.6.1-foolish 2001-Apr-01 The "fools-gold" release.
359 5.6.1 2001-Apr-08
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360 Rafael 5.6.2-RC1 2003-Nov-08
361 5.6.2 2003-Nov-15 Fix new build issues
bab127f6 362
f7ee4c02 363 Jarkko 5.7.0 2000-Sep-02 The 5.7 track: Development.
b9636b4c 364 5.7.1 2001-Apr-09
f7ee4c02 365 5.7.2 2001-Jul-13 Virtual release candidate 0.
52b65635 366 5.7.3 2002-Mar-05
482b2006 367 5.8.0-RC1 2002-Jun-01
f8711711 368 5.8.0-RC2 2002-Jun-21
d082746b 369 5.8.0-RC3 2002-Jul-13
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370
371 Jarkko 5.8.0 2002-Jul-18
372
373 Jarkko 5.8.1-RC1 2003-Jul-10 The 5.8 maintenance track
d1fb9eca 374 5.8.1-RC2 2003-Jul-11
f28d0af5 375 5.8.1-RC3 2003-Jul-30
591b4a2d 376 5.8.1-RC4 2003-Aug-01
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377 5.8.1-RC5 2003-Sep-22
378 5.8.1 2003-Sep-25
aed365b8 379 Nicholas 5.8.2-RC1 2003-Oct-27
9a664500 380 5.8.2-RC2 2003-Nov-03
bb76650e 381 5.8.2 2003-Nov-05
8fb728ee 382 5.8.3-RC1 2004-Jan-07
dc0b0fbe 383 5.8.3 2004-Jan-14
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384 5.8.4-RC1 2004-Apr-05
385 5.8.4-RC2 2004-Apr-15
cba18cd5 386 5.8.4 2004-Apr-21
c3435ec0 387 5.8.5-RC1 2004-Jul-06
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388 5.8.5-RC2 2004-Jul-08
389 5.8.5 2004-Jul-19
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390 5.8.6-RC1 2004-Nov-11
391 5.8.6 2004-Nov-27
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392 5.8.7-RC1 2005-May-18
393 5.8.7 2005-May-30
7a1c739b 394 5.8.8-RC1 2006-Jan-20
61c48948 395 5.8.8 2006-Jan-31
f9cff250 396 5.8.9-RC1 2008-Nov-10
7a8d7d26 397 5.8.9-RC2 2008-Dec-06
5b5f44f3 398 5.8.9 2008-Dec-14
bab127f6 399
847428bd 400 Hugo 5.9.0 2003-Oct-27 The 5.9 development track
d6dfbb98 401 Rafael 5.9.1 2004-Mar-16
690cf44b 402 5.9.2 2005-Apr-01
604ded12 403 5.9.3 2006-Jan-28
101c1b44 404 5.9.4 2006-Aug-15
201a0ee1 405 5.9.5 2007-Jul-07
c9f6a3ca 406 5.10.0-RC1 2007-Nov-17
f7464869 407 5.10.0-RC2 2007-Nov-25
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409 Rafael 5.10.0 2007-Dec-18
410
55d0b987 411 David M 5.10.1-RC1 2009-Aug-06 The 5.10 maintenance track
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412 5.10.1-RC2 2009-Aug-18
413 5.10.1 2009-Aug-22
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415 Jesse 5.11.0 2009-Oct-02 The 5.11 development track
929e68c6 416 5.11.1 2009-Oct-20
c3d14d79 417 Leon 5.11.2 2009-Nov-20
def9adf2 418 Jesse 5.11.3 2009-Dec-20
a3ed6ee0 419 Ricardo 5.11.4 2010-Jan-20
3b63b116 420 Steve 5.11.5 2010-Feb-20
dd2abc63 421 Jesse 5.12.0-RC1 2010-Mar-29
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431be7b3 423 Jesse 5.12.0 2010-Apr-12
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425 Jesse 5.12.1 2010-May-16 The 5.12 maintenance track
426
427 Leon 5.13.0 2010-Apr-20 The 5.13 development track
902dc50b 428 Ricardo 5.13.1 2010-May-20
e4b5ce81 429 Matt 5.13.2 2010-Jun-22
55d0b987 430 David G 5.13.3 2010-Jul-20
5d560a89 431 Florian 5.13.4 2010-Aug-20
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433=head2 SELECTED RELEASE SIZES
434
435For example the notation "core: 212 29" in the release 1.000 means that
436it had in the core 212 kilobytes, in 29 files. The "core".."doc" are
437explained below.
438
d516a115 439 release core lib ext t doc
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440 ======================================================================
441
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442 1.000 212 29 - - - - 38 51 62 3
443 1.014 219 29 - - - - 39 52 68 4
444 2.000 309 31 2 3 - - 55 57 92 4
445 2.001 312 31 2 3 - - 55 57 94 4
446 3.000 508 36 24 11 - - 79 73 156 5
447 3.044 645 37 61 20 - - 90 74 190 6
448 4.000 635 37 59 20 - - 91 75 198 4
449 4.019 680 37 85 29 - - 98 76 199 4
450 4.036 709 37 89 30 - - 98 76 208 5
451 5.000alpha2 785 50 114 32 - - 112 86 209 5
452 5.000alpha3 801 50 117 33 - - 121 87 209 5
453 5.000alpha9 1022 56 149 43 116 29 125 90 217 6
454 5.000a12h 978 49 140 49 205 46 152 97 228 9
455 5.000b3h 1035 53 232 70 216 38 162 94 218 21
456 5.000 1038 53 250 76 216 38 154 92 536 62
457 5.001m 1071 54 388 82 240 38 159 95 544 29
458 5.002 1121 54 661 101 287 43 155 94 847 35
459 5.003 1129 54 680 102 291 43 166 100 853 35
460 5.003_07 1231 60 748 106 396 53 213 137 976 39
461 5.004 1351 60 1230 136 408 51 355 161 1587 55
462 5.004_01 1356 60 1258 138 410 51 358 161 1587 55
463 5.004_04 1375 60 1294 139 413 51 394 162 1629 55
464 5.004_05 1463 60 1435 150 394 50 445 175 1855 59
465 5.004_51 1401 61 1260 140 413 53 358 162 1594 56
466 5.004_53 1422 62 1295 141 438 70 394 162 1637 56
467 5.004_56 1501 66 1301 140 447 74 408 165 1648 57
468 5.004_59 1555 72 1317 142 448 74 424 171 1678 58
469 5.004_62 1602 77 1327 144 629 92 428 173 1674 58
470 5.004_65 1626 77 1358 146 615 92 446 179 1698 60
471 5.004_68 1856 74 1382 152 619 92 463 187 1784 60
472 5.004_70 1863 75 1456 154 675 92 494 194 1809 60
473 5.004_73 1874 76 1467 152 762 102 506 196 1883 61
474 5.004_75 1877 76 1467 152 770 103 508 196 1896 62
475 5.005 1896 76 1469 152 795 103 509 197 1945 63
476 5.005_03 1936 77 1541 153 813 104 551 201 2176 72
477 5.005_50 1969 78 1842 301 795 103 514 198 1948 63
478 5.005_53 1999 79 1885 303 806 104 602 224 2002 67
479 5.005_56 2086 79 1970 307 866 113 672 238 2221 75
480 5.6.0 2820 79 2626 364 1096 129 863 280 2840 93
481 5.6.1 2946 78 2921 430 1171 132 1024 304 3330 102
482 5.6.2 2947 78 3143 451 1247 127 1303 387 3406 102
483 5.7.0 2977 80 2801 425 1250 132 975 307 3206 100
484 5.7.1 3351 84 3442 455 1944 167 1334 357 3698 124
485 5.7.2 3491 87 4858 618 3290 298 1598 449 3910 139
486 5.7.3 3299 85 4295 537 2196 300 2176 626 4171 120
487 5.8.0 3489 87 4533 585 2437 331 2588 726 4368 125
488 5.8.1 3674 90 5104 623 2604 353 2983 836 4625 134
489 5.8.2 3633 90 5111 623 2623 357 3019 848 4634 135
490 5.8.3 3625 90 5141 624 2660 363 3083 869 4669 136
491 5.8.4 3653 90 5170 634 2684 368 3148 885 4689 137
492 5.8.5 3664 90 4260 303 2707 369 3208 898 4689 138
493 5.8.6 3690 90 4271 303 3141 396 3411 925 4709 139
494 5.8.7 3788 90 4322 307 3297 401 3485 964 4744 141
495 5.8.8 3895 90 4357 314 3409 431 3622 1017 4979 144
496 5.8.9 4132 93 5508 330 3826 529 4364 1234 5348 152
497 5.9.0 3657 90 4951 626 2603 354 3011 841 4609 135
498 5.9.1 3580 90 5196 634 2665 367 3186 889 4725 138
499 5.9.2 3863 90 4654 312 3283 403 3551 973 4800 142
500 5.9.3 4096 91 5318 381 4806 597 4272 1214 5139 147
501 5.9.4 4393 94 5718 415 4578 642 4646 1310 5335 153
502 5.9.5 4681 96 6849 479 4827 671 5155 1490 5572 159
503 5.10.0 4710 97 7050 486 4899 673 5275 1503 5673 160
504 5.10.1 4858 98 7440 519 6195 921 6147 1751 5151 163
505 5.12.0 4999 100 1146 121 15227 2176 6400 1843 5342 168
506 5.12.1 5000 100 1146 121 15283 2178 6407 1846 5354 169
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508The "core"..."doc" mean the following files from the Perl source code
509distribution. The glob notation ** means recursively, (.) means
510regular files.
511
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513 lib lib/**/*.p[ml]
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514 ext ext/**/*.{[hcyt],xs,pm} (for -5.10.1) or
515 {dist,ext,cpan}/**/*.{[hcyt],xs,pm} (for 5.12.0-)
aa2f2a36 516 t t/**/*(.) (for 1-5.005_56) or **/*.t (for 5.6.0-5.7.3)
d516a115 517 doc {README*,INSTALL,*[_.]man{,.?},pod/**/*.pod}
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519Here are some statistics for the other subdirectories and one file in
520the Perl source distribution for somewhat more selected releases.
521
522 ======================================================================
523 Legend: kB #
524
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526
527 Configure 31 1 37 1 62 1
528 eg - - 34 28 47 39
529 h2pl - - - - 12 12
530 msdos - - - - 41 13
531 os2 - - - - 63 22
532 usub - - - - 21 16
533 x2p 103 17 104 17 137 17
534
535 ======================================================================
536
537 4.000 4.019 4.036
538
539 atarist - - - - 113 31
540 Configure 73 1 83 1 86 1
541 eg 47 39 47 39 47 39
542 emacs 67 4 67 4 67 4
543 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12
544 hints - - 5 42 11 56
545 msdos 57 15 58 15 60 15
546 os2 81 29 81 29 113 31
547 usub 25 7 43 8 43 8
548 x2p 147 18 152 19 154 19
549
550 ======================================================================
551
552 5.000a2 5.000a12h 5.000b3h 5.000 5.001m
553
554 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
555 atarist 113 31 113 31 - - - - - -
556 bench - - 0 1 - - - - - -
557 Bugs 2 5 26 1 - - - - - -
558 dlperl 40 5 - - - - - - - -
559 do 127 71 - - - - - - - -
560 Configure - - 153 1 159 1 160 1 180 1
561 Doc - - 26 1 75 7 11 1 11 1
562 eg 79 58 53 44 51 43 54 44 54 44
563 emacs 67 4 104 6 104 6 104 1 104 6
564 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
565 hints 11 56 12 46 18 48 18 48 44 56
566 msdos 60 15 60 15 - - - - - -
567 os2 113 31 113 31 - - - - - -
568 U - - 62 8 112 42 - - - -
569 usub 43 8 - - - - - - - -
570 vms - - 80 7 123 9 184 15 304 20
571 x2p 171 22 171 21 162 20 162 20 279 20
572
573 ======================================================================
574
575 5.002 5.003 5.003_07
576
577 Configure 201 1 201 1 217 1
578 eg 54 44 54 44 54 44
579 emacs 108 1 108 1 143 1
580 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12
581 hints 73 59 77 60 90 62
582 os2 84 17 56 10 117 42
583 plan9 - - - - 79 15
584 Porting - - - - 51 1
585 utils 87 7 88 7 97 7
586 vms 500 24 475 26 505 27
587 x2p 280 20 280 20 280 19
588
589 ======================================================================
590
591 5.004 5.004_04 5.004_62 5.004_65 5.004_68
592
593 beos - - - - - - 1 1 1 1
594 Configure 225 1 225 1 240 1 248 1 256 1
595 cygwin32 23 5 23 5 23 5 24 5 24 5
596 djgpp - - - - 14 5 14 5 14 5
597 eg 81 62 81 62 81 62 81 62 81 62
598 emacs 194 1 204 1 212 2 212 2 212 2
599 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
600 hints 129 69 132 71 144 72 151 74 155 74
601 os2 121 42 127 42 127 44 129 44 129 44
602 plan9 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15
603 Porting 94 2 109 4 203 6 234 8 241 9
604 qnx 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
605 utils 112 8 118 8 124 8 156 9 159 9
606 vms 518 34 524 34 538 34 569 34 569 34
607 win32 285 33 378 36 470 39 493 39 575 41
608 x2p 281 19 281 19 281 19 282 19 281 19
609
610 ======================================================================
611
612 5.004_70 5.004_73 5.004_75 5.005 5.005_03
613
614 apollo - - - - - - - - 0 1
615 beos 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
616 Configure 256 1 256 1 264 1 264 1 270 1
617 cygwin32 24 5 24 5 24 5 24 5 24 5
618 djgpp 14 5 14 5 14 5 14 5 15 5
619 eg 86 65 86 65 86 65 86 65 86 65
620 emacs 262 2 262 2 262 2 262 2 274 2
621 h2pl 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
622 hints 157 74 157 74 159 74 160 74 179 77
623 mint - - - - - - - - 4 7
624 mpeix - - - - 5 3 5 3 5 3
625 os2 129 44 139 44 142 44 143 44 148 44
626 plan9 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15 82 15
627 Porting 241 9 253 9 259 10 264 12 272 13
628 qnx 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
629 utils 160 9 160 9 160 9 160 9 164 9
630 vms 570 34 572 34 573 34 575 34 583 34
631 vos - - - - - - - - 156 10
632 win32 577 41 585 41 585 41 587 41 600 42
633 x2p 281 19 281 19 281 19 281 19 281 19
634
635 ======================================================================
636
637 5.6.0 5.6.1 5.6.2 5.7.3
638
639 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
640 beos 5 2 5 2 5 2 6 4
641 Configure 346 1 361 1 363 1 394 1
642 Cross - - - - - - 4 2
643 djgpp 19 6 19 6 19 6 21 7
644 eg 112 71 112 71 112 71 - -
645 emacs 303 4 319 4 319 4 319 4
646 epoc 29 8 35 8 35 8 36 8
647 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
648 hints 242 83 250 84 321 89 272 87
649 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
650 mpeix 9 4 9 4 9 4 9 4
651 NetWare - - - - - - 423 57
652 os2 214 59 224 60 224 60 357 66
653 plan9 92 17 92 17 92 17 85 15
654 Porting 361 15 390 16 390 16 425 21
655 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
656 utils 228 12 221 11 222 11 267 13
657 uts - - - - - - 12 3
658 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
659 vms 686 38 627 38 627 38 649 36
660 vos 227 12 249 15 248 15 281 17
661 win32 755 41 782 42 801 42 1006 50
662 x2p 307 20 307 20 307 20 345 20
663
664 ======================================================================
665
666 5.8.0 5.8.1 5.8.2 5.8.3 5.8.4
667
668 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
669 beos 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4
670 Configure 472 1 493 1 493 1 493 1 494 1
671 Cross 4 2 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10
672 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
673 emacs 319 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4
674 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 33 8 33 8
675 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
676 hints 294 88 321 89 321 89 321 89 348 91
677 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
678 mpeix 24 5 25 5 25 5 25 5 25 5
679 NetWare 488 61 490 61 490 61 490 61 488 61
680 os2 361 66 445 67 450 67 488 67 488 67
681 plan9 85 15 325 17 325 17 325 17 321 17
682 Porting 479 22 537 32 538 32 539 32 538 33
683 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
684 utils 275 15 258 16 258 16 263 19 263 19
685 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
686 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
687 vms 648 36 654 36 654 36 656 36 656 36
688 vos 330 20 335 20 335 20 335 20 335 20
689 win32 1062 49 1125 49 1127 49 1126 49 1181 56
690 x2p 347 20 348 20 348 20 348 20 348 20
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692 ======================================================================
693
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694 5.8.5 5.8.6 5.8.7 5.8.8 5.8.9
695
696 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
697 beos 6 4 6 4 8 4 8 4 8 4
698 Configure 494 1 494 1 495 1 506 1 520 1
699 Cross 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10 46 10
700 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
701 emacs 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 406 4
702 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 34 8 35 8
703 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
704 hints 350 91 352 91 355 94 360 94 387 99
705 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
706 mpeix 25 5 25 5 25 5 49 6 49 6
707 NetWare 488 61 488 61 488 61 490 61 491 61
708 os2 488 67 488 67 488 67 488 67 552 70
709 plan9 321 17 321 17 321 17 322 17 324 17
710 Porting 538 34 548 35 549 35 564 37 625 41
711 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
712 utils 265 19 265 19 266 19 267 19 281 21
713 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
714 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
715 vms 657 36 658 36 662 36 664 36 716 35
716 vos 335 20 335 20 335 20 336 21 345 22
717 win32 1183 56 1190 56 1199 56 1219 56 1484 68
718 x2p 349 20 349 20 349 20 349 19 350 19
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720 ======================================================================
721
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722 5.9.0 5.9.1 5.9.2 5.9.3 5.9.4
723
724 apollo 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
725 beos 6 4 6 4 8 4 8 4 8 4
726 Configure 493 1 493 1 495 1 508 1 512 1
727 Cross 45 10 45 10 45 10 45 10 46 10
728 djgpp 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7 21 7
729 emacs 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4 329 4
730 epoc 33 8 33 8 33 8 34 8 34 8
731 h2pl 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15 24 15
732 hints 321 89 346 91 355 94 359 94 366 96
733 mad - - - - - - - - 174 6
734 mint 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9 11 9
735 mpeix 25 5 25 5 25 5 49 6 49 6
736 NetWare 489 61 487 61 487 61 489 61 489 61
737 os2 444 67 488 67 488 67 488 67 488 67
738 plan9 325 17 321 17 321 17 322 17 323 17
739 Porting 537 32 536 33 549 36 564 38 576 38
740 qnx 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
741 symbian - - - - - - 293 53 293 53
742 utils 258 16 263 19 268 20 273 23 275 24
743 uts 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3 12 3
744 vmesa 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4 25 4
745 vms 660 36 547 33 553 33 661 33 696 33
746 vos 11 7 11 7 11 7 11 7 11 7
747 win32 1120 49 1124 51 1191 56 1209 56 1719 90
748 x2p 348 20 348 20 349 20 349 19 349 19
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750 ======================================================================
751
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752 5.9.5 5.10.0 5.10.1 5.12.0 5.12.1
753
754 apollo 8 3 8 3 0 3 0 3 0 3
755 beos 8 4 8 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
756 Configure 518 1 518 1 533 1 536 1 536 1
757 Cross 122 15 122 15 119 15 118 15 118 15
758 djgpp 21 7 21 7 17 7 17 7 17 7
759 emacs 329 4 406 4 402 4 402 4 402 4
760 epoc 34 8 35 8 31 8 31 8 31 8
761 h2pl 24 15 24 15 12 15 12 15 12 15
762 hints 377 98 381 98 385 100 368 97 368 97
763 mad 182 8 182 8 174 8 174 8 174 8
764 mint 11 9 11 9 3 9 - - - -
765 mpeix 49 6 49 6 45 6 45 6 45 6
766 NetWare 489 61 489 61 465 61 466 61 466 61
767 os2 552 70 552 70 507 70 507 70 507 70
768 plan9 324 17 324 17 316 17 316 17 316 17
769 Porting 627 40 632 40 933 53 749 54 749 54
770 qnx 5 3 5 4 1 4 1 4 1 4
771 symbian 300 54 300 54 290 54 288 54 288 54
772 utils 260 26 264 27 268 27 269 27 269 27
773 uts 12 3 12 3 8 3 8 3 8 3
774 vmesa 25 4 25 4 21 4 21 4 21 4
775 vms 690 32 722 32 693 30 645 18 645 18
776 vos 19 8 19 8 16 8 16 8 16 8
777 win32 1482 68 1485 68 1497 70 1841 73 1841 73
778 x2p 349 19 349 19 345 19 345 19 345 19
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780=head2 SELECTED PATCH SIZES
781
699e896a 782The "diff lines kB" means that for example the patch 5.003_08, to be
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783applied on top of the 5.003_07 (or whatever was before the 5.003_08)
784added lines for 110 kilobytes, it removed lines for 19 kilobytes, and
cac726e9 785changed lines for 424 kilobytes. Just the lines themselves are
12940611 786counted, not their context. The "+ - !" become from the diff(1)
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788
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790 king -------------
791 + - !
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794 Chip 5.003_08 1996-Nov-19 110 19 424
795 5.003_09 1996-Nov-26 38 9 248
796 5.003_10 1996-Nov-29 29 2 27
797 5.003_11 1996-Dec-06 73 12 165
798 5.003_12 1996-Dec-19 275 6 436
799 5.003_13 1996-Dec-20 95 1 56
800 5.003_14 1996-Dec-23 23 7 333
801 5.003_15 1996-Dec-23 0 0 1
802 5.003_16 1996-Dec-24 12 3 50
803 5.003_17 1996-Dec-27 19 1 14
804 5.003_18 1996-Dec-31 21 1 32
805 5.003_19 1997-Jan-04 80 3 85
806 5.003_20 1997-Jan-07 18 1 146
807 5.003_21 1997-Jan-15 38 10 221
808 5.003_22 1997-Jan-16 4 0 18
809 5.003_23 1997-Jan-25 71 15 119
810 5.003_24 1997-Jan-29 426 1 20
811 5.003_25 1997-Feb-04 21 8 169
812 5.003_26 1997-Feb-10 16 1 15
813 5.003_27 1997-Feb-18 32 10 38
814 5.003_28 1997-Feb-21 58 4 66
815 5.003_90 1997-Feb-25 22 2 34
816 5.003_91 1997-Mar-01 37 1 39
817 5.003_92 1997-Mar-06 16 3 69
818 5.003_93 1997-Mar-10 12 3 15
819 5.003_94 1997-Mar-22 407 7 200
820 5.003_95 1997-Mar-25 41 1 37
821 5.003_96 1997-Apr-01 283 5 261
822 5.003_97 1997-Apr-03 13 2 34
823 5.003_97a 1997-Apr-05 57 1 27
824 5.003_97b 1997-Apr-08 14 1 20
825 5.003_97c 1997-Apr-10 20 1 16
826 5.003_97d 1997-Apr-13 8 0 16
827 5.003_97e 1997-Apr-15 15 4 46
828 5.003_97f 1997-Apr-17 7 1 33
829 5.003_97g 1997-Apr-18 6 1 42
830 5.003_97h 1997-Apr-24 23 3 68
831 5.003_97i 1997-Apr-25 23 1 31
832 5.003_97j 1997-Apr-28 36 1 49
833 5.003_98 1997-Apr-30 171 12 539
834 5.003_99 1997-May-01 6 0 7
835 5.003_99a 1997-May-09 36 2 61
836 p54rc1 1997-May-12 8 1 11
837 p54rc2 1997-May-14 6 0 40
838
839 5.004 1997-May-15 4 0 4
840
841 Tim 5.004_01 1997-Jun-13 222 14 57
842 5.004_02 1997-Aug-07 112 16 119
843 5.004_03 1997-Sep-05 109 0 17
844 5.004_04 1997-Oct-15 66 8 173
845
846=head3 The patch-free era
847
848In more modern times, named releases don't come as often, and as progress
849can be followed (nearly) instantly (with rsync, and since late 2008, git)
850patches between versions are no longer provided. However, that doesn't
851keep us from calculating how large a patch could have been. Which is
852shown in the table below. Unless noted otherwise, the size mentioned is
853the patch to bring version x.y.z to x.y.z+1.
854
855 Sarathy 5.6.1 2001-Apr-08 531 44 651
856 Rafael 5.6.2 2003-Nov-15 20 11 1819
857
858 Jarkko 5.8.0 2002-Jul-18 1205 31 471 From 5.7.3
859
860 5.8.1 2003-Sep-25 243 102 6162
861 Nicholas 5.8.2 2003-Nov-05 10 50 788
862 5.8.3 2004-Jan-14 31 13 360
863 5.8.4 2004-Apr-21 33 8 299
864 5.8.5 2004-Jul-19 11 19 255
865 5.8.6 2004-Nov-27 35 3 192
866 5.8.7 2005-May-30 75 34 778
867 5.8.8 2006-Jan-31 131 42 1251
868 5.8.9 2008-Dec-14 340 132 12988
869
870 Hugo 5.9.0 2003-Oct-27 281 168 7132 From 5.8.0
871 Rafael 5.9.1 2004-Mar-16 57 250 2107
872 5.9.2 2005-Apr-01 720 57 858
873 5.9.3 2006-Jan-28 1124 102 1906
874 5.9.4 2006-Aug-15 896 60 862
875 5.9.5 2007-Jul-07 1149 128 1062
876
877 5.10.0 2007-Dec-18 50 31 13111 From 5.9.5
878
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880=head1 THE KEEPERS OF THE RECORDS
881
882Jarkko Hietaniemi <F<jhi@iki.fi>>.
883
884Thanks to the collective memory of the Perlfolk. In addition to the
aa2f2a36 885Keepers of the Pumpkin also Alan Champion, Mark Dominus,
aadc0e04 886Andreas König, John Macdonald, Matthias Neeracher, Jeff Okamoto,
aa2f2a36 887Michael Peppler, Randal Schwartz, and Paul D. Smith sent corrections
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888and additions. Abigail added file and patch size data for the 5.6.0 - 5.10
889era.
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891=cut