good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW
Re^3: berrybrew version 1.36 released!by syphilis (Archbishop)
|on Nov 05, 2021 at 11:55 UTC||Need Help??|
That's exactly why I'm going to try to learn what the process is and take it over if I can
For the point ("subversion") releases of perl there's not so much involved - it's pretty much just a case of building that latest point release and uploading it along with the already-existing C toolchain and libraries.
However, for the once-a-year new "version" release there are tasks to be performed that might not be so trivial - eg:
1) build a new mingw64 port of gcc for inclusion in the package - though 5.32.0 stayed with gcc-8.3.0 (same as 5.30.0);
2) build the latest version of the C libraries that Strawberry provides ... which can be even less trivial when it comes to building the C libraries that ship with the "PDL" build;
3) build the latest versions of the "vendor" modules that Strawberry provides (against the latest versions of the afore-mentioned C libraries, where applicable).
However, by my reckoning it has been 168 days since perl-5.34.0 was released, and it shouldn't take that long to perform these tasks.
I have seen no requests for any help with any of those tasks ... nor any explanation of why it's taking so long.
I can only assume that the major problem is one of apathy.