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ActivePerl 5.18 Change Log

For the latest information on ActivePerl, please see:

    http://www.ActiveState.com/ActivePerl/

Build 1805 June, 2015

Build 1805 is based on Perl 5.18.4 plus additional selected changes.

Bug Fixes and Changes since build 1804

    Most bundled modules have been updated to their latest released version from CPAN. Use the ppm query command to check the exact version included in this release.

Build 1804 April, 2015

Build 1804 is based on Perl 5.18.4 plus additional selected changes.

Bug Fixes and Changes since build 1803

    Most bundled modules have been updated to their latest released version from CPAN. Use the ppm query command to check the exact version included in this release.

Build 1803 October, 2014

Build 1803 is based on Perl 5.18.4 plus additional selected changes.

Bug Fixes and Changes since build 1802

  • Upgrade to openssl-1.0.1j which addresses memory leaks (CVE-2014-3513, CVE-2014-3567) and SSL 3.0 Fallback protection (CVE-2014-3566) and the ability to disable the insecure SSLv3 protocol handshake (CVE-2014-3568). We now build openssl with SSLv2 and SSLv3 disabled.

  • Significant changes that have occurred in the Perl 5.18.3 release are documented in perl5183delta. (Perl 5.18.3 has been released with incorrect metadata; 5.18.4 is just a re-release with fixed release data; there are no functional changes between them).

  • ActivePerl::Config has been improved to keep the original compiler settings for building additional modules on Windows. The MinGW and dmake packages on PPM can be used for both 32-bit and 64-bit builds.

  • Most bundled modules have been updated to their latest released version from CPAN. Use the ppm query command to check the exact version included in this release.

Build 1802 April, 2014

Build 1802 is based on Perl 5.18.2 plus additional selected changes.

This is a security update which upgrades openssl to address TLS heartbeat vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) and an Cache Side-channel Attack (CVE-2014-0076).

Build 1801 January, 2014

Build 1801 is based on Perl 5.18.2 plus additional selected changes.

Bug Fixes and Changes since build 1800

  • Significant changes that have occurred in the Perl 5.18.2 release are documented in perl5182delta.

  • Most bundled modules have been updated to their latest released version from CPAN. Use the ppm query command to check the exact version included in this release.

Build 1800 Sep 2, 2013

What's new in the 1800 Series

  • This build corresponds to the Perl 5.18.1 source code release.

  • The 1800 series builds of ActivePerl are not binary compatible with builds in the 1600 or earlier series. Any extensions built using binaries from the ActivePerl 1600 or earlier series will need to be recompiled. Note especially that this applies to PPM packages that may have been built for earlier series of ActivePerl.

  • The 1800 series builds of ActivePerl use 64 bit integers on platforms that are otherwise 32 bit. The main benefit is that Perl's scalars now can represent larger integers precisely, without turning to float approximations. The $Config{archname} of these builds has grown to include the -64int- segment.

  • All Windows builds are now built with the MinGW compiler.

  • PPM is faster in the common situation where a single repository is configured. The repository state can now be transfered as compressed SQLite database image prepared on the server.

    The 'ppm upgrade' command now allow the install area to be overridden and will install the specified package even when it's not already present.

    Running 'sudo ppm ...' now ensures that user files created does not end up owned by root.

  • Significant changes that have occurred since the 5.16 release are documented in perl5180delta. Bugfixes that went in the 5.18.1 release are documented in perl5181delta.

  • Most bundled distributions have been updated to their latest released version from CPAN. Use the ppm list command to check the exact version included in this release.