F22 System Wide Change: Perl 5.20

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Thu Dec 11 13:58:15 UTC 2014

= Proposed System Wide Change: Perl 5.20 =

Change owner(s):  Jitka Plesníková <jplesnik at redhat.com>, Petr Písař 
<ppisar at redhat.com>

A new perl 5.20 version brings a lot of changes done over a year of 
development. See 5.20.0 perldelta [1] for more details. 

== Detailed Description ==
New perl is released every year and updates containing mainly bug fixes follow 
during the year. The 5.20.0 version is stable release this year. 

== Scope ==
Every Perl package will be rebuilt in a dedicated ''f22-perl'' build-root 
against perl 5.20.0 and then if no major problem emerges the packages will be 
merged back to ''f22'' build-root. 

* Proposal owners:
New perl and all packages requiring perl or a Perl module will be rebuilt into 
f22-perl build-root.

* Other developers:
Owners of packages that fail to rebuild, mainly perl-sig users, will be asked 
using Bugzilla to fix or remove their packages from the distribution.

* Release engineering:
Release engineers will be asked for new f22-perl build-root inheriting from 
f22 build-root. After successful finishing the rebuild, they will be asked to 
merge f22-perl packages back to f22 build-root.

* Policies and guidelines:
No policies have to be modified to complete this change.

[1] http://search.cpan.org/dist/perl-5.20.0/pod/perldelta.pod

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