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MacPerl 5.6.1 Goes Beta

MacPerl 5.6.1 is now in beta. And there is much rejoicing.

"Lord General, I really must protest! You cannot expect us to sit
on these greasy, smelly blankets. I demand that you find us either
higher chairs or a lower table best becoming a Graagryk halfling's
dignity!"

Ashnak looked down at Cornelius Scroop. The halfling from the
southern city of Graagryk wore a full-length fur gown, upon which
rested his S-linked gold chain of office, and a velvet cap on his
long, barbered red curls.

"Those are marine-issue blankets, Chancellor Cornelius, and
marines get nothing but the best."

"They're *dirty*!"

"Oh, I wouldn't say that. Unwashed, perhaps. Oh, you mean the
*blankets*."

-- Book 2, Chapter 10, Grunts!, by Mary Gentle

Thanks to everyone who has helped get us this far. There's still a long way to go, of course. Please download and use and test the release, and report bugs to http://dev.macperl.org/.

To discuss the release, please join macperl@perl.org (general discussion) or macperl-porters@perl.org (development discussion) at http://lists.perl.org/.

There are two installation choices: the web installer and the full installer. The full installer has all the pieces in the binary already, including all the source. The web installer will go out to the download site online and fetch just the pieces it needs. Please use the web installer if you can, and let me know how your impressions of the system.

Also, if you want to use Mac::Glue, you can use the glues from previous versions of MacPerl, or you can just run "gluedialect" and then "gluescriptadds", and then drop any application (including the Finder) that you wish to script onto "gluemac". All the modules needed for Mac::Glue are included.

All downloads and data and information and everything else are available from the MacPerl Development site:

http://dev.macperl.org/

You can use my PGP key for verifying the distribution:

http://use.perl.org/~pudge/pubkey/

Enjoy!

-- Chris

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[ 12331] By: pudge on 2001/10/03 19:30:48
Log: Update various resources for credits,
minor icons fixes, and versions.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/MPVersion.r macos/Perl.r macos/macperl/MPDroplet.r
! macos/macperl/MPExtension.rsrc macos/macperl/MPSave.c
! macos/macperl/MacPerl.r macos/macperl/MacPerl.rsrc
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[ 12330] By: pudge on 2001/10/03 19:17:25
Log: Quiet the warnings about using undef value
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! lib/File/Temp.pm
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[ 12329] By: pudge on 2001/10/03 19:14:59
Log: Fix up Ballon Help and Help menu docs (first pass);
remove balloon rez file, and autogenerate with
Balloon2Rez instead.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
+ macos/macperl/macscripts/Balloon2Rez
- macos/macperl/MPBalloons.r
! macos/macperl/MPBalloons.ball macos/macperl/MacPerl.podhelp
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[ 12328] By: pudge on 2001/10/03 19:11:15
Log: Allow overriding of defaults, for change #12327.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! perl.h
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[ 12327] By: pudge on 2001/10/03 19:10:26
Log: Override PerlProc_exit.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/macish.h
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[ 12326] By: pudge on 2001/10/03 19:08:28
Log: Add in new macos/ modules, fix up BuildTools and Makefile.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
+ macos/bundled_lib/blib/lib/MD5.pm
+ macos/bundled_lib/t/MD5/md5.t macos/lib/Mac/AETE/App.pm
+ macos/lib/Mac/AETE/Dialect.pm
+ macos/lib/Mac/AETE/Format/Converter.pm
+ macos/lib/Mac/AETE/Format/Dictionary.pm
+ macos/lib/Mac/AETE/Format/Glue.pm macos/lib/Mac/AETE/Parser.pm
+ macos/lib/Mac/Glue.pm macos/lib/Mac/OSA/Simple.pm
+ macos/lib/Mac/Toolbox.pod
! macos/Makefile.mk macos/lib/Mac/BuildTools.pm
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[ 12325] By: pudge on 2001/10/03 18:51:28
Log: Sync up silly CVS headers ... I should commit CVS
first to avoid this ...
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/config.h macos/ext/Mac/ExtUtils/MakeToolboxModule
! macos/ext/Mac/Fonts/Fonts.xs macos/ext/MacPerl/MacPerl.xs
! macos/macperl/MPEditor.c macos/macperl/MPGlobals.h
! macos/macperl/MPScript.c macos/macperl/MPUtils.c
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[ 12324] By: pudge on 2001/10/03 18:44:09
Log: Fix Matthias' address, and attributions.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! AUTHORS README.macos ext/DynaLoader/dl_mac.xs perl.c
! pod/perlport.pod
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[ 12323] By: pudge on 2001/10/03 18:42:37
Log: Fix Matthias' address, and attributions.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/config.h macos/ext/Mac/AppleEvents/AppleEvents.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Components/Components.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Controls/Controls.pm macos/ext/Mac/DCon/DCon.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Dialogs/Dialogs.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Events/Events.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/ExtUtils/MakeToolboxModule
! macos/ext/Mac/Files/Files.pm macos/ext/Mac/Fonts/Fonts.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Gestalt/Gestalt.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/ImageCompression/ImageCompression.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Lists/Lists.pm macos/ext/Mac/Memory/Memory.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Menus/Menus.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/MoreFiles/MoreFiles.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Movies/Movies.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Navigation/Navigation.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Notification/Notification.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/OSA/OSA.pm macos/ext/Mac/Processes/Processes.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/QDOffscreen/QDOffscreen.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/QuickDraw/QuickDraw.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/QuickTimeVR/QuickTimeVR.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Resources/Resources.pm macos/ext/Mac/SAT/SAT.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Sound/Sound.pm macos/ext/Mac/Speech/Speech.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/SpeechRecognition/SpeechRecognition.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/StandardFile/StandardFile.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/TextEdit/TextEdit.pm
! macos/ext/Mac/Types/Types.pm macos/ext/Mac/Windows/Windows.pm
! macos/fcntl.h macos/lib/ExtUtils/MM_MacOS.pm
! macos/lib/Mac/LowMem.pm
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[ 12242] By: pudge on 2001/09/26 20:41:35
Log: Note (get|set)sockopt are available.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! pod/perlport.pod
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[ 12241] By: pudge on 2001/09/26 20:28:49
Log: Remove unneeded disabling of umask() calls
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! lib/File/Temp.pm
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[ 12219] By: pudge on 2001/09/26 00:19:35
Log: Fix just a few of the bugs in Mac::InternetConfig (Bug #462999, Axel Rose);
fix doc in Mac::Fonts (Patch #447221, Andreas Marcel Riechert).
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/ext/Mac/Fonts/Fonts.xs
! macos/ext/Mac/InternetConfig/InternetConfig.pm
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[ 12214] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 21:11:21
Log: Integrate changes from bleadperl.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
!> pod/perlport.pod
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[ 12212] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 20:21:06
Log: Integrate change #12200 from maintperl.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
!> win32/perlhost.h
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[ 12211] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 20:11:56
Log: Fix file types to "apple"
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/ext/Mac/Menus/t/MenuBar.rsrc
! macos/ext/Mac/SAT/t/Collision.rsrc
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[ 12210] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 19:28:20
Log: Fix rsrc file as snd file; fix path in t file.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/ext/Mac/Notification/t/Notification.rsrc
! macos/ext/Mac/Notification/t/Notification.t
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[ 12209] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 19:15:57
Log: Sync up with File::Find from bleadperl.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! lib/File/Find.pm t/lib/filefind-taint.t
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[ 12208] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 19:06:48
Log: Ignore SIGPIPE being set to IGNORE. Temporary fix until we upgrade
to new version of libnet. (Axel Rose, Paul Schinder, and a cast
of hundreds)
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/bundled_lib/blib/lib/Net/Cmd.pm
! macos/bundled_lib/blib/lib/Net/FTP/A.pm
! macos/bundled_lib/blib/lib/Net/FTP/I.pm
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[ 12193] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 02:53:42
Log: Fixes for multiline error parsing (Bug #459263); cmd-.
not working, cursor not spinning (Bug #422129); external
editor problems (Bug #456329); escape/cmd-. not activating
"Cancel" in Save dialog box (Bug #446960); Runtimes not
executing on launch (Bug #464441).
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/macish.c macos/macish.h macos/macperl/MPEditor.c
! macos/macperl/MPGlobals.h macos/macperl/MPScript.c
! macos/macperl/MacPerl.r
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[ 12192] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 02:42:49
Log: Update CPAN.pm to work with new Mac::BuildTools instead
of ExtUtils::MM_MacOS "orphan" functions
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! lib/CPAN.pm
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[ 12191] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 02:37:58
Log: Fix up another xsubpp problem (Matthias Neeracher)
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/xsubpp
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[ 12190] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 02:37:38
Log: Remove literal tabs from source in MM_MacOS.pm (Thomas Wegner)
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/lib/ExtUtils/MM_MacOS.pm
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[ 12189] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 02:37:08
Log: Fix up Makefiles for more Mac:: modules (and prepare for
static build ...?)
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/Makefile.mk macos/ext/Mac/Makefile.mk
! macos/macperl/Makefile.mk
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[ 12188] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 02:36:19
Log: Fix up tests
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/MacPerlTests.cmd macos/MacPerlTests.plx
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[ 12187] By: pudge on 2001/09/25 02:11:13
Log: Make malloc smarter, fix bugs. (Bug #404030)
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! macos/icemalloc.c macos/icemalloc.h
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[ 12173] By: pudge on 2001/09/24 12:56:13
Log: Integrate maint-5.6/perl changes 12024, 12026, 12145, 12146.
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
!> (integrate 33 files)
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[ 11904] By: pudge on 2001/09/06 00:28:01
Log: Integrate File::Find changes from bleadperl
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
! lib/File/Find.pm t/lib/filefind-taint.t
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[ 11903] By: pudge on 2001/09/06 00:22:29
Log: Integrate 11847 from maint-5.6/perl
Branch: maint-5.6/macperl
!> sv.c

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

Posted by Chris Nandor 2001-10-04