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Perl 5.12.0 Release Candidate 3 now available

Jesse Vincent
April 2, 2010 19:43
Perl 5.12.0 Release Candidate 3 now available
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  At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
  called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make
  you dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the
  Mouse in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she
  felt sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.

  'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
  is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
  the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon
  submitted to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of
  late much accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar,
  the earls of Mercia and Northumbria—"'

              - Lewis Carroll,  /Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/

I've just uploaded the third release candidate for Perl 5.12.0 to
PAUSE. Shortly, you'll find it at:

SHA1 sums for this release are:

    b188ab188d008cf123414ce250eca27e03af2a1b  perl-5.12.0-RC3.tar.bz2
    9c84279a375f3cca615076ffa6e7d1c7e9714b81  perl-5.12.0-RC3.tar.gz

The differences from RC2 are relatively small, consisting primarily of
documentation updates, a few small warnings fixes in Locale::Maketext and
I18N::LangTags  and a fix for a segfault Frank Wiegand found in eval {}
while smoke-testing 5.12.0-RC2.

It is imperative that you test this release candidate with any software
written in Perl which you use or maintain. If no "showstopper" class
bugs are found in the next 7 days, we will release a virtually identical
tarball as Perl 5.12.0.

You can find a list of errata - known bugs or modules known to be
incompatible with 5.12.0 - at Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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