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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: Issues with CPAN releases
Date Tue, 22 Jun 2004 22:01:49 GMT
Edward J. Sabol wrote:
> Randy wrote:
>>I think the problem is that the CPAN indices only keep track of the
>>highest version of a module.
> By inspection, this doesn't appear to be exactly true.
> There seems to be a way to label a release as a "developer release." Check
> out MIME-tools-6.200_02 and MIME-tools-5.411a. The latter is the stable
> release. The former is a developer release. If you go to,
> it'll take you to MIME-tools-5.411a by default. You have to select
> MIME-tools-6.200_02 from the "Other Releases" menu.
> I'm not sure how this is done. Probably something in the META.yml file, so I
> suggest you check out these distributions.

It's done by inserting _ in the version number of the released file, e.g.:
Foo-Bar-1.10_2. But this is a totally different thing. We are talking about 
non-development releases, but having several generations of the same module 
name peacefully co-existing on CPAN and allowing people to set the right 
prerequisites in their modules.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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