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Dan Sully
2004-12-01, 15:27
Just a quick heads up - I'm working on getting UTF-8 support into SlimServer,
should have something usable very shortly. Unfortunately perl's Unicode
support is only usable in 5.8.1 and beyond. The 5.6.x versions have a lot of
issues and lack of support for Unicode.

Is this going to be a problem for anyone on a Non-windows/Mac platform?

Currently SlimServer Windows ships with 5.8.3, OSX 10.3+ is 5.8.1 and Dean is
bundling 5.8.4 for those OSX users on 10.1 or 10.2. OSX Tiger will have 5.8.4

Thanks.

-D
--
Sir, are you classified as human?
Uhh, negative, I am a meat popsicle.

Robin Cooksey
2004-12-01, 16:29
Most recent released Debian (3.0) has Perl 5.6.1; so yes, that would be a
problem.

I'm not sure how scary it would be to put Perl 5.8 on a (stable) Debian
box. I don't know whether this is a good reason to not require 5.8 for
slimserver though.

Cheers,
Robin


On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Dan Sully wrote:

> Just a quick heads up - I'm working on getting UTF-8 support into SlimServer,
> should have something usable very shortly. Unfortunately perl's Unicode
> support is only usable in 5.8.1 and beyond. The 5.6.x versions have a lot of
> issues and lack of support for Unicode.
>
> Is this going to be a problem for anyone on a Non-windows/Mac platform?
>
> Currently SlimServer Windows ships with 5.8.3, OSX 10.3+ is 5.8.1 and Dean is
> bundling 5.8.4 for those OSX users on 10.1 or 10.2. OSX Tiger will have 5.8.4
>
> Thanks.
>
> -D
>

Dan Sully
2004-12-01, 16:42
* Robin Cooksey <rbc (AT) hundredacre (DOT) org.uk> shaped the electrons to say...

>Most recent released Debian (3.0) has Perl 5.6.1; so yes, that would be a problem.
>
>I'm not sure how scary it would be to put Perl 5.8 on a (stable) Debian
>box. I don't know whether this is a good reason to not require 5.8 for
>slimserver though.

Any reason to not upgrade to testing or unstable? I personally find that
"unstable" isn't, and works fine for production purposes.

-D
--
"You can usually recover from production flaws...but you can never recover from a bad design".

John L Fjellstad
2004-12-02, 07:05
On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 03:42:01PM -0800, Dan Sully wrote:

> Any reason to not upgrade to testing or unstable? I personally find that
> "unstable" isn't, and works fine for production purposes.

I wouldn't run unstable (lets call it Sid, because unstable gives wrong
connotation) on a server (even if it's not a production
server). Only reason I'm running Sarge (testing) on my server is
because Sarge is very close to being released.

Personally find Sid changes too much to run on servers. Sid is known to
break different program and different stages, even if the Debian
developers are very good and trying to fix the problems ASAP after
discovery.

--
John L. Fjellstad
web: http://www.fjellstad.org/ Quis custodiet ipsos custodes

Dave McGaugh
2004-12-02, 09:45
Hi Dan,

In case you don't already have this, here is some info regarding RedHat
developed Linuxes:

RedHat7.3, v5.6.1
RedHat8.0, ?
RedHat9, v5.8.0
FedoraCore1, v5.8.3
FedoraCore2, ?
FedoraCore3, v5.8.5

Unfortunately, I don't have access to a FC2 system to check, but given
that 5.8.0 was used in FC1, its probably safe to assume that FC2 is
good to go. RH8.0 would be the mystery, but its pretty old.

Regards,
Dave

On Dec 1, 2004, at 2:27 PM, Dan Sully wrote:

> Just a quick heads up - I'm working on getting UTF-8 support into
> SlimServer,
> should have something usable very shortly. Unfortunately perl's Unicode
> support is only usable in 5.8.1 and beyond. The 5.6.x versions have a
> lot of
> issues and lack of support for Unicode.
>
> Is this going to be a problem for anyone on a Non-windows/Mac platform?
>
> Currently SlimServer Windows ships with 5.8.3, OSX 10.3+ is 5.8.1 and
> Dean is
> bundling 5.8.4 for those OSX users on 10.1 or 10.2. OSX Tiger will
> have 5.8.4
>
> Thanks.
>
> -D
> --
> Sir, are you classified as human?
> Uhh, negative, I am a meat popsicle.
>

John Hernandez
2004-12-02, 10:02
Filling in the blanks...

Dave McGaugh wrote:
> Hi Dan,
>
> In case you don't already have this, here is some info regarding RedHat
> developed Linuxes:
>
> RedHat7.3, v5.6.1
> RedHat8.0, ?

v5.8.0 for RH 8.

> RedHat9, v5.8.0
> FedoraCore1, v5.8.3
> FedoraCore2, ?

v5.8.3 for FC 2.

> FedoraCore3, v5.8.5
>
> Unfortunately, I don't have access to a FC2 system to check, but given
> that 5.8.0 was used in FC1, its probably safe to assume that FC2 is good
> to go. RH8.0 would be the mystery, but its pretty old.
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>

Robin Cooksey
2004-12-02, 10:10
Hi,

To fill in the gaps:

RedHat8.0 v5.8.0
FedoraCore2, v5.8.3

Cheers,
Robin

On Thu, 2 Dec 2004, Dave McGaugh wrote:

> Hi Dan,
>
> In case you don't already have this, here is some info regarding RedHat
> developed Linuxes:
>
> RedHat7.3, v5.6.1
> RedHat8.0, ?
> RedHat9, v5.8.0
> FedoraCore1, v5.8.3
> FedoraCore2, ?
> FedoraCore3, v5.8.5
>
> Unfortunately, I don't have access to a FC2 system to check, but given that
> 5.8.0 was used in FC1, its probably safe to assume that FC2 is good to go.
> RH8.0 would be the mystery, but its pretty old.
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
> On Dec 1, 2004, at 2:27 PM, Dan Sully wrote:
>
>> Just a quick heads up - I'm working on getting UTF-8 support into
>> SlimServer,
>> should have something usable very shortly. Unfortunately perl's Unicode
>> support is only usable in 5.8.1 and beyond. The 5.6.x versions have a lot
>> of
>> issues and lack of support for Unicode.
>>
>> Is this going to be a problem for anyone on a Non-windows/Mac platform?
>>
>> Currently SlimServer Windows ships with 5.8.3, OSX 10.3+ is 5.8.1 and Dean
>> is
>> bundling 5.8.4 for those OSX users on 10.1 or 10.2. OSX Tiger will have
>> 5.8.4
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> -D
>> --
>> Sir, are you classified as human?
>> Uhh, negative, I am a meat popsicle.
>>