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Perl 5.15.8 is released

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Max Maischein
February 20, 2012 14:54
Perl 5.15.8 is released
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     "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
      Doctor Who, in the Tardis
      Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
      Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
      Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"

   Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
   age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
   older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
   debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
   girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
   A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
   Top for more than one week.

   Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
   lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
   buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
   into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
   meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
   soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
   single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:

     "I'm never going to give you up"

     -- The KLF - The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way

We are very happy to announce Perl 5.15.8, the eighth
development release of Perl 5.15.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.15.8 from your favorite CPAN
mirror or find it at:]/

SHA1 digests for this release are:

5112c79a598896cfa7cadb6409b0a19ad080edd7  perl-5.15.8.tar.gz
8fd2f9b61fd0bd0fa2840c4ef2cc12169381f3b9  perl-5.15.8.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 5.15.8 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
5.15.7 and contains approximately 61,000 lines of changes across 480
files from 36 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 5.15.8:

Abhijit Menon-Sen, Alan Haggai Alavi, Alexandr Ciornii, Andy Dougherty, 
Brian Fraser, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Darin McBride, 
Dave Rolsky, David Golden, David Leadbeater, David Mitchell, Dominic 
Hargreaves, Eric Brine, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz, H.Merijn 
Brand, Juerd Waalboer, Karl Williamson, Leon Timmermans, Marc Green, Max 
Maischein, Nicholas Clark, Paul Evans, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Rainer 
Tammer, Reini Urban, Ricardo Signes, Robin Barker, Shlomi Fish, Steffen 
Müller, Todd Rinaldo, Tony Cook, Yves Orton, Zefram, Ævar Arnfjörð 

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 tracker.

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 Perl 5.15.9 on the 20th March 2012.  The next major 
stable release of Perl 5, version 5.16.0, should appear in May 2012.

-max (Corion on CPAN)

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