5.18.0 needs a MakeMaker release in order to fix some hash order bugs.
Fortunately, its all already been patched in, its just a matter of us
putting out an alpha, testing it, and then putting out a stable.
And I'm not doing it. Been doing it too long, I'm just getting in the
I'd like somebody to step up and offer to do the next stable.
To that end, I've written down how to do it as best I can.
Here's how you make a release, in general.
And here's the special considerations for a stable release.
An alpha release isn't much different from releasing any other CPAN
module. A stable release involves a bit more rigor, but that's mostly
reading CPAN Testers. And I'll be happy to be available as a resource
and answer questions and hold hands.
So, who wants to make a MakeMaker release?
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Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 10:38:29 -0500
From: Ricardo Signes <email@example.com>
To: Michael Schwern <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Perl 5.18.0 is very likely to include improvements to hash traversal
randomness. Right now, I believe the only part of the core left that
been patched in blead is ExtUtils::MakeMaker. I see at
that you've merged the work from Yves Oton to fix the bugs made
visible by the
changes to perl. Can we expect a release of EUMM more or less
If not, we'll apply these patches in blead and create a _0x version
which I am really not eager to do.