Next Release of Pinto With Key Features - Grant Report #5
Thu, 20-Mar-2014 by
Alan Haggai Alavi
*Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer reported:*
> This past May, The Perl Foundation awarded a [grant](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2013/05/2013q2-gp-next-release-of-pint.html) to fund development of a couple features in Pinto. [Pinto](http://metacpan.org/module/Pinto) is a robust tool for curating a private repository of CPAN modules, so you can build your application with the right modules every time. This is my fifth progress report on that work.
> [Pinto 0.0995](https://metacpan.org/pod/Pinto) was just shipped to CPAN and it includes a `merge` command. At the moment, it is only capable of doing a fast-forward merge (that is, when the target stack hasn't changed since you last forked or merged it).
> I still plan to support other types of merges, but I actually think fast-forward merging will cover the vast majority of scenarios. Most of the time, stacks are short-lived. You make a copy, upgrade some packages, and then build your app. If your tests fail, you probably throw the new stack away and stay with your current packages. If your tests pass, then you immediately merge the new stack back into the original.
> This release also contains `reset` and `revert` commands that are similar (but not identical) to the same commands you find in git. All the new commands are experimental, so the interface and behavior are subject to change.
> So I'm not calling the grant work "done" just yet. Once these new commands have been battle-tested a bit, then we'll see where things stand.