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Perl 5.14.2 is now available

Florian Ragwitz
September 26, 2011 08:08
Perl 5.14.2 is now available
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    It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they
    have them--they do value them.  But they're not the sort of thing
    that would ever catch on if they had to overcome the marketing
    barrier.  (I don't yet know if perl will catch on at all--I'm
    worried enough about it that I specifically included an awk-to-perl
    translator just to help it catch on.)  Maybe it's all just an
    inferiority complex.  Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.

    So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that
    the mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work
    environment, or from the heart of the programmer.

            -- Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV>

It gives me great pleasure to announce Perl 5.14.2, the third stable
release of Perl 5.14.

You can download Perl 5.14.2 from your favorite CPAN mirror or from:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

    e48d11c6fd1ee61985b475d7f261d774296a1367  perl-5.14.2.tar.bz2
    df1549d65cdef2b20023af83ecaa2a024109a5ad  perl-5.14.2.tar.gz

This release contains bug fixes, build fixes and documentation
updates. It should be fully backward compatible with Perl 5.14.0.

Perl 5.14.2 is a recommended upgrade for all users of Perl 5.14.

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 at:

Perl 5.14.2 represents approximately three months of development since
Perl 5.14.1 and contains approximately 1200 lines of changes across 61
files from 9 authors.

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 5.14.2:

Craig A. Berry, David Golden, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz,
H.Merijn Brand, Karl Williamson, Nicholas Clark, Pau Amma and Ricardo

We expect to release Perl 5.14.3 in mid-December 2011, followed by Perl
5.14.4 in mid-March 2012. The next major release of Perl 5, 5.16.0
should appear in spring 2012. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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