OK, I've not had a chance to keep up with your tests this week, and
trying to catch up now find myself mightily confused. Some of the
patches seem to be against the source that I called 1.01_03, some seem
to be incremental (probably on the previous set of patches?). To add to
my confusion, my local source has changes beyond the 1.01_03 source that
As far as I did get I was failing one test, but I can't tell if that's
because I didn't apply your patches correctly. However, what you are
doing is great, and I want to encourage you to continue, but I am not
going to get the time in the next couple of weeks to do much more than
just keep up with the mail on this list.
I do want to get a V1.02 release out though. Here's what I propose:
(1) I've put a copy of the current CVS HEAD up at
http://www.robmay.me.uk/win32gui/. It's identified as 1.01_04. Reini,
I'd very much appreciate it if you can confirm whether this code still
compiles for you under both your Cygwin and MSVC environments. The
other MSVC6 users on the list appear to have no issues.
(2) Everyone, a quick show of hands as to who would be happy for the
current CVS HEAD to be used for the 1.02 release. Assuming we have no
negative feedback by the end of the week (when I am next in front of my
computer), then I will update the version to 1.02, tag the current HEAD
as release 1.02.
(3) Glenn L (I hope I got the right Glenn) - you offered to do the build
under MSVC6 for both Perl 5.6 and 5.8. Are you still happy to do this?
If you are, then I will mail you once I have done (2). If you can then
let me have the PPMs, Aldo has given me access to the sourceforge file
release system and I'll see if I can drive it and get the files up for
everyone to use. Suggestions as to where announcements should be made
welcome - is there a 'usual' set of places used by Aldo, Laurent et al.?
(4) Once I have a bit more time, I'll work with Reini to get the test
suite updated. I'm sure that doing this will turn up more issues than
those already found by Reini, and that should drive a following release.
Reini, I hope that leaving your tests out of this release is OK with
you, but I simply don't have time to deal with it now, and I had set
expectations of a release this week.. (If anyone else has time, and we
can get some confidence that the tests pass in the various different
environments by the end of the week, then I'd be happy to take them.) I
do agree with Jez, that going forward, if you would like to contribute
the easiest way for everyone would be for you to mail Aldo and get your
own CVS access. At a minimum I think that you should get yourself
anonymous CVS access so that you can keep a local source tree
synchronised with the changes others are making - I can provide help
with this if you need it.