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Item5819: Document that 4.2.1 with Wysiwyg will no longer work with Perl 5.6

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Engine   Urgent Closed   patch 4.2.1

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4.2.1 with Wysiwyg will no longer work with Perl 5.6

The reason is the UTF8 related fixes where we use Encode.

We have TWO options.

  • Either we drop 5.6 support. Now Perl 5.10 is a reality and already in several Linux distros, 5.8 is the old one and 5.6 is the very old one.
  • Alternatively we add some conditional code to Wysiwyg plugin so it runs in non-UTF8 in perl 5.6.

Looking for community oppinions.

If the decision is to drop 5.6 support I will do the needed doc updates.

-- TWiki:Main/KennethLavrsen - 27 Jul 2008

Is there really noone that has an opinion on this?

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 28 Jul 2008

Are there any known issues / reasons, why anybody should not upgrade from perl 5.6 to a more recent version?

-- TWiki:Main.OliverKrueger - 28 Jul 2008

I have tried if there was a quick fix for 5.6.1 compatibility. But Wysiwyg is so much changed into relying on Encode CPAN lib that there is no easy way to get compatibility.

I think we have to say bye bye 5.6.1 and hello 5.10.0.

I will document this fact in the release notes and stop here. As we walk towards more I18N support there is no way we can support this with perl 5.6.1.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 31 Jul 2008

Summary Document that 4.2.1 with Wysiwyg will no longer work with Perl 5.6
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Sun, 27 Jul 2008, build 17148
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed
Checkins TWikirev:17240 TWikirev:17241
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 4.2.1
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Topic revision: r7 - 2008-08-04 - KennethLavrsen
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