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Well, the final version of perl 5.12.0 has been integrated into the build process for a few days now.

The reason it hasn't been released yet is that there are a few final things I've been working on:

  1. A C++ custom action to do the "perl relocation" step. Beta 1 actually called the Perl script that the zip file will use - and while that's fast enough, it's not as robust as I'd feel comfortable with. I wrote it as a separate executable, it works, now I just have to connect the C++ code to Windows Installer, and that is not looking as easy as I expected... but it should be done today, if everything goes well. (My sister is moving out, and I'll need to help her today, too.)
  2. I've heard reports of crashes on 64-bit systems during uninstallation - I want to get on fixing that as soon as #1 is done.
  3. It's going to take 8 hours after those two things are done to build Strawberry Perl, and then 4 more hours or so to upload it.

24-36 hours, I hope (48 at the most), and Beta 2 will be announced here, and will include a 5.12.0 final.

This means that the April 2010 final version (not Beta 2) will be the last version of Strawberry Perl 5.8.9 built. It'll still be supported for a while (how long is up for discussion - I'm thinking until the October 2010 releases, myself), but I'd encourage moving to 5.10.1 or 5.12.x.

building Strawberry 5.12.0

Date: 2010-04-19 10:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexchorny.livejournal.com
Is it possible to build only Strawberry perl 5.12.0 msi in Perl::Dist::Strawberry ?



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