MacPerl 5.6.1a5 is released. It is expected to be the last alpha release
before MacPerl 5.6.1b1. You can get it from the MacPerl Development
web site:

http://dev.macperl.org/

Major highlights from this release:

* Almost all Mac:: extensions work

* MPW-style error reporting now the default for printing errors from
Matthias Neeracher; can be switched to Unix-style error reporting with
MacPerl::ErrorFormat(0) (1 == MPW) or Mac::err pragma, e.g.:

perl -MMac::err=unix -e '...'

* Updated with GUSI 2.1.9 and db 1.8.6a, fixing various problems

* More module test/fixes from Thomas Wegner

* Almost all tests pass now, except for four with known problems
(two problems with GUSI, one with SFIO), and 24 or so tests
that don't run at all because they test something MacPerl does
not support, or the tests require forking etc.


Notable known problems to be resolved:

* DB_File / NDBM_File not compatible with MacPerl 5.2.0r4 (this
is also why MacPerl Help cannot be read by the MacPerl app)

* Application quits when trying to Mac::Processes::LaunchApplication

* XFCNs and CGI Script extension crash

Please see http://dev.macperl.org/ to see what other bugs exist. Please
download and test MacPerl 5.6.1a5 and report any new bugs, and a word for
successes is always welcome.

Thanks,

-- Chris

----------------
Version v5.6.1a5
----------------

____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11817] By: pudge on 2001/09/01 22:36:29
Log: Fix test
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! t/lib/b.t
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11816] By: pudge on 2001/09/01 22:15:09
Log: Misc. patches: fix tests script; add Mac::LowMem; quiet
warnings in Config.pm with -W; increase default and
minimum RAM; bump version number.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
+ macos/lib/Mac/LowMem.pm
! macos/MPVersion.r macos/MacPerlTests.cmd macos/Makefile.mk
! macos/configpm macos/macperl/MacPerl.r
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11815] By: pudge on 2001/09/01 22:10:49
Log: Make syntax check report in MPW style, fix tests
to use Mac::err=unix to get normal-style error
messages.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! perl.c t/lib/b.t t/op/misc.t t/op/runlevel.t t/pod/testp2pt.pl
! t/pragma/strict.t t/pragma/subs.t t/pragma/warnings.t
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11814] By: pudge on 2001/09/01 22:09:08
Log: Make MPW-style errors optional (but the default); add
MacPerl::ErrorFormat() function and Mac::err pragma
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
+ macos/ext/Mac/err/Makefile.PL macos/ext/Mac/err/err.pm
+ macos/ext/Mac/err/err.xs
! macos/ext/Mac/Makefile.mk macos/ext/MacPerl/MacPerl.xs
! macos/macish.c macos/macish.h macos/macperl.sym
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11813] By: pudge on 2001/09/01 22:01:40
Log: More module and test ports from Thomas Wegner et al
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! ext/File/Glob/Glob.pm ext/File/Glob/bsd_glob.c
! lib/File/DosGlob.pm lib/File/Spec/Mac.pm lib/File/Temp.pm
! t/lib/dosglob.t t/lib/filespec.t t/lib/ftmp-security.t
! t/op/magic.t
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11806] By: pudge on 2001/09/01 00:04:52
Log: Integrate change 11801 from maintperl
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! perl.c
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11781] By: pudge on 2001/08/29 02:28:33
Log: Delete xsubpp.patch, as full copy exists now
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
- macos/xsubpp.patch
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11780] By: pudge on 2001/08/29 02:26:03
Log: Add Changes file
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
+ macos/Changes
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11779] By: pudge on 2001/08/29 02:23:11
Log: Add Mac version of xsubpp as separate file
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
+ macos/xsubpp
! macos/Makefile.mk
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11778] By: pudge on 2001/08/29 02:14:57
Log: Fix open of /dev/null for Mac OS
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! t/base/term.t
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11777] By: pudge on 2001/08/29 02:12:52
Log: Various patches: enable more tests; skip CVS in PerlInstall;
fix typemap for Mac::Processes; remove comments in MM_MacOS.pm
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/MacPerlTests.cmd macos/PerlInstall
! macos/ext/Mac/Processes/typemap macos/lib/ExtUtils/MM_MacOS.pm
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11776] By: pudge on 2001/08/29 02:11:42
Log: Allow for platforms to override formatting of errors
on output from Matthias Neeracher (Mac files)
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/macish.c macos/macish.h
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11775] By: pudge on 2001/08/29 01:59:32
Log: Allow for platforms to override formatting of errors
on output from Matthias Neeracher (core files)
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! perl.h pp_ctl.c util.c
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11774] By: pudge on 2001/08/29 01:29:43
Log: Add some param checking, from reports by Kevin Reid.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/ext/Mac/Controls/Controls.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Menus/Menus.pm macos/ext/Mac/Windows/Windows.pm
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11720] By: pudge on 2001/08/19 19:00:16
Log: Integrate Change #11599 from maint-5.6/perl
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
!> README.win32
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11501] By: pudge on 2001/07/30 12:57:56
Log: Fix O_RDONLY check to check for O_RDONLY.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! doio.c
____________________________________________________________________________
[ 11500] By: pudge on 2001/07/30 12:41:11
Log: Integrate miscellaneous changes from maint-5.6/perl.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
!> MANIFEST t/TEST t/harness t/pod/testp2pt.pl t/run/runenv.t


--
Chris Nandor pudge@pobox.com http://pudge.net/
Open Source Development Network pudge@osdn.com http://osdn.com/

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