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Final preparations for releasing POE 0.20.

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Rocco Caputo authored June 08, 2002

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  1. 58  README
  2. 2  lib/POE.pm
58  README
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 POE is a mature framework for creating multitasking programs in Perl.
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-It has been actively developed for over three years.  It has been used
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-in mission-critical systems such as internetworked financial markets,
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-file systems, and commerce servers.
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+It has been in active development since 1998.  It has been used in
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+mission-critical systems such as internetworked financial markets,
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+file systems, commerce and application servers.
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 POE is compatible with perl 5.005_03 through 5.6.1 and beyond.
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 POE includes functions for creating and using components.  Components
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 are modular, reusable pieces of programs.  Several components have
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-been published on the CPAN.
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+been published on the CPAN, and more are listed on POE's web site.
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 POE includes components and libraries for making quick work of network
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-clients, servers, and peers.  A well "hello, world" web application
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-takes fewer than 50 lines of code.
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+clients, servers, and peers.  A "hello, world" web application takes
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+fewer than 50 lines of code, most of which is configuration.
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 Documentation Roadmap
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 index to the others.  See the "SEE ALSO" section in "man POE", or your
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 system's equivalent.
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-The CHANGES file lists all the changes in the past year.  Changes back
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-to August 1998 are available on POE's web site.
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+The CHANGES file lists all the changes in the past year.  A complete
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+change history, back to August 1998, is available on POE's web site.
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 Distribution Details
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-This distribution includes several sample and tutorial programs.  They
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-are in the "samples" directory.  These programs take up a considerable
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-chunk of POE's download size, but they are NOT installed.  Better
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-examples can be found on POE's web site.
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+This distribution includes a samples directory that contains several
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+well commented example programs.  These programs are NOT installed.
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+Better examples are being written all the time and are available
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+online in the POE Cookbook.
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-The test programs, in directory "t", may also be interesting examples,
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-but they're aimed more at exercising POE than illustrating good coding
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-practices.  The tests also aren't installed, in case you were
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-wondering.
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+POE's test programs may also be interesting examples, but they're more
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+for exercising POE than illustrating good coding practices.  The tests
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+also aren't installed, in case you were wondering.
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 All in all, the actual installed bits of POE are probably around a
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-third of the total distribution, and about a quarter of B<that> is
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-documentation.  Most of the installed code is optional, so the parts
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-of POE people usually use tend to be relatively small.
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+third of the total distribution, and about a quarter of POE's
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+installed footprint is documentation.
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 Installing POE
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-See http://poe.perl.org/?Where_to_Get_POE for complete instructions.
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+See http://poe.perl.org/?Where_to_Get_POE for download sites, Windows
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+tips, and anonymous CVS instructions.
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 POE may be installed through the CPAN shell in the usual CPAN shell
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 manner.
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 It involves a little more work if you have an older CPAN shell:
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   perl -MCPAN -e shell
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-  install POE
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+  cpan> install POE
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 To install on a Win32 machine using ActiveState's PPM:
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   ppm install http://poe.sourceforge.net/packages/POE.ppd
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 POE can also be installed manually, and the latest versions of things
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-are available in CVS.  Instructions are on POE's web site.
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+are available in CVS.
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 Test Results
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-http://poe.perl.org/?POE%27s_test_results
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-http://testers.cpan.org/search?request=dist&dist=POE
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-
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 POE's test results are large and constantly changing.  They have been
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 moved to the web site for easier maintenance.  POE is tested severely
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 before even the limited-distribution development releases.
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-In the unlikely event that POE's tests fail, please consider reporting
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-the failure.  Open source has always relied on the kindness of
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-strangers.
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+  http://poe.perl.org/?POE%27s_test_results
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+  http://testers.cpan.org/search?request=dist&dist=POE
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+
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+Please report test failures.  POE's ongoing improvement relies on
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+feedback from its users.
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 Test Coverage
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-http://poe.perl.org/?POE%27s_test_coverage_report
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 POE's test coverage report has also moved onto the 'web.  It gives a
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 very rough idea of the amount of POE that's been at least cursorily
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 tested, but it should not be used as an accurate gauge of quality.
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+  http://poe.perl.org/?POE%27s_test_coverage_report
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 Bye!
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2  lib/POE.pm
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 use Carp;
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 use vars qw($VERSION);
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-$VERSION = '0.1901';
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+$VERSION = '0.20';
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 sub import {
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   my $self = shift;

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