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Perl 5.15.4 is now available

Florian Ragwitz
October 20, 2011 15:32
Perl 5.15.4 is now available
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    experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect, and 
    they end up with very linear solutions without a broad 
    perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of 
    the human experience, the better design we will have.
                                           -- Steve Jobs

We are overjoyed to announce Perl 5.15.4, the fifth development release
of Perl 5.15.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.15.4 from your favorite CPAN mirror or
find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  27da7a83b6e82d1cc132b611666e10dffba286dd  perl-5.15.4.tar.gz
  1078e2478b5dbd446d0386a96c3c4b2360ab491a  perl-5.15.4.tar.bz2

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 5.15.4 represents approximately 1 month of development since Perl 5.15.3
and contains approximately 31,000 lines of changes across 350 files from 23

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 5.15.4:

Alan Haggai Alavi, Brian Fraser, Chip Salzenberg, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Dave
Rolsky, David Golden, David Mitchell, Dennis Kaarsemaker, Eric Brine, Father
Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz, George Greer, Gerard Goossen, H.Merijn Brand,
Jim Cromie, John P. Linderman, Karl Williamson, Nicholas Clark, Reini Urban,
Steffen Müller, Stevan Little, Thorsten Glaser, Tony Cook.

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.

We expect to release Perl 5.15.5 on September 20th.  The next major stable
release of Perl 5, 5.16.0 should appear in Spring 2012.

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