[DBD-SQLite] Release schedule for DBD::SQLite 1.35

Adam Kennedy adamkennedybackup at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 23:12:18 GMT 2011

Friends, colleagues.

It's been a fairly quiet year for DBD::SQLite, but largely in a positive sense.

The release rate and delta of SQLite itself has been fairly tame, and
in Perl land we've seen a significant reduction in the severity of
bugs compared to 2010.

Because of the significance of DBD::SQLite and the need for extended
testing periods, it has been my policy to allow smaller fixes to
accumulate without doing a release and to release DBD::SQLite in line
with SQLite releases that recommend upgrading.

The recent 3.7.8 release of SQLite does not come with an upgrade
recommendation for our current SQLite version, but does suggest
upgrading as optional. This release contains some significant index
performance improvements (described as "orders of magnitude faster")
for large CREATE INDEX commands, and DISTINCT, ORDER BY and GROUP BY
statements are now faster in all cases.

The 3.7.8 release also contains some changes to make SQLite play nicer
with Windows anti-virus programs.

I personally have several use cases that would benefit significantly
from these changes, and I'm sure there are many other similar cases.

As a result, I would like to do the next production release of
DBD::SQLite now with the optional upgrade, rather than waiting for the
next official upgrade recommendation.

As the recent changes to binding may result in breakages, I'll be
allowing an extended period for testing. This is in line with previous
requests from downstream packagers and corporate QA departments to
allow for longer testing periods in periods of significant change.

Pending any further bugs which result in significant changes, I'm
planning an initial release date of the 22nd of November, some time in
Sydney business hours.

If you have significant downstream dependencies, please start testing
now with the current 1.34_02 release.

Best Regards

Adam K

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