I had to remove perl from mosh
Today is a very sad day for perl: https://twitter.com/Reini_Urban/status/225999360058617856
I had to remove the perl frontend for mosh, being replaced by a C++ script. perl IO::Pty on cygwin and various platforms did not work good enough. mosh was one of the most prominent users of perl.
- mosh on cygwin: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2012-07/msg00060.html
- problems only solvable by getting rid of perl: http://mailman.mit.edu/pipermail/mosh-devel/2012-July/000257.html
- new package
A note to folks reading reddit:
This is not a fork, it's a sanctioned pre-release of 1.3 with a bad version number. It was decided for the next major mosh release 1.3 to use the C++ wrapper by Peter. The new c++ wrapper is also used in the android mosh opkg version. mosh is awsome, 1.3 will be even more awsome.
PS: If you don't know that: I am the cygwin maintainer of perl, and toddr the IO::Pty maintainer sits next to me. It's not my personal decision to remove perl, but I just had to do that also for my port.