[Bioperl-l] min. perl ver. for next release, was Bioperl tests
hlapp at gmx.net
Tue Sep 5 04:00:33 UTC 2006
On Sep 3, 2006, at 10:31 AM, Chris Fields wrote:
> perl v. 5.8 has been out since late 2002, so I think it's feasible.
Just a note - it really doesn't matter at all how long these versions
have been available. What you need to know from people is how many
are still on versions prior to the one you want to make a requirement.
For those who are it is unlikely that they are because they enjoy
running an ages old version of perl. More likely, the sysadmin is
unwilling or cannot upgrade perl, e.g. due to side effects. Bioperl
requiring a higher version will not change this.
By requiring a higher version you are dropping support for these
people, or asking them to please install their own local version of
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