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December 20, 2013 20:57
Message ID: 20131220205640.GE22775@almanda.fritz.box
And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
Europe was over.
Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
Birds were talking.
One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
-- Kurt Vonnegut: "Slaughterhouse-Five". 1969.
We are happy to announce version 5.19.7 the eigth development release
of version 19 of Perl 5.
You will soon be able to download Perl 5.19.7 from your favorite CPAN
mirror or find it at:
SHA1 digests for this release are:
You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" located in
the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web.
Perl 5.19.7 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.19.6
and contains approximately 90,000 lines of changes across 390 files from 26
Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant community
of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed the
improvements that became Perl 5.19.7:
Abigail, Abir Viqar, Brian Childs, Brian Fraser, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig
A. Berry, Dabrien 'Dabe' Murphy, Daniel Dragan, David Mitchell, Dennis
Kaarsemaker, Evan Zacks, Father Chrysostomos, François Perrad, Graham Knop,
James E Keenan, Jess Robinson, Karl Williamson, Kevin Ryde, Martin McGrath,
Matthew Horsfall, Nicholas Clark, Peter Martini, Ricardo Signes, Steve Hay,
Tony Cook, Yves Orton.
The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically generated
from version control history. In particular, it does not include the names of
the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues to the Perl bug
Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN modules
included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN community for
helping Perl to flourish.
For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors, please see
the F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.
We expect to release version 5.19.8 on January 20, 2014. The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 20.0, should appear in May 2014.
Your Release Manager of the Month,