update of perl-Tk to development release

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Fri Feb 19 11:27:05 UTC 2010


On 02/18/2010 07:41 PM, Andreas Bierfert wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-02-18 at 03:59 -0500, Marcela Maslanova wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I was wondering if it's worth trying update to development release
>> http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/S/SR/SREZIC/Tk-804.028_502.tar.gz
>> or if you prefer pick interesting patches? The thing is we have three
>> years old version.
>> Best regards,
>
> Hi there,
>
> you are correct the version in fedora is quite old. However, perl-Tk was
> a slow moving target as long as I know about it. If we were to upgrade
> to the beta it would only be for F-14 rawhide and only in case a release
> date would be anticipated withing the F14 time-frame.
>
> The only exception I can imagine right know is that the development
> release fixes/improves upon something major which is broken atm...

Agreed, but the real problem with adding "devel-versions packages" to 
Fedora is them introducing "unstable" (likely temporary) ABI/APIs, and 
in case of perl-modules, is them also not being unlikely to add perl 
version-numbering and CPAN issues.

Ralf


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