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Perl 5.15.9 has been released.

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March 20, 2012 12:33
Perl 5.15.9 has been released.
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    How many roads must a man walk down
    Before you call him a man?
    Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
    Before she sleeps in the sand?
    Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
    Before they're forever banned?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
    The answer is blowin' in the wind

    How many years can a mountain exist
    Before it's washed to the sea?
    Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
    Before they're allowed to be free?
    Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
    Pretending he just doesn't see?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
    The answer is blowin' in the wind

    How many times must a man look up
    Before he can see the sky?
    Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
    Before he can hear people cry?
    Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
    That too many people have died?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
    The answer is blowin' in the wind

            -- Bob Dylan, Spring 1962

We are delighted to announce Perl 5.15.9, the tenth development release
of Perl 5.15.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.15.9 from your favorite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 a66381386b6a276fddeda0cfb0631ff2d3d4e891   perl-5.15.9.tar.gz
 993545b43e723cb5e99acafa78b626af08cdbb72   perl-5.15.9.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 5.15.9 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.15.8
and contains approximately 79,000 lines of changes across 530 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 5.15.9:
Aaron Crane, Abigail, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dave Rolsky,
David Cantrell, David Golden, David Mitchell, Eric Brine, Father Chrysostomos,
Florian Ragwitz, James E Keenan, Jesse Vincent, Karl Williamson, Marc Green,
Max Maischein, Nicholas Clark, Pau Amma, Reini Urban, Ricardo Signes, Tony
Cook, Yves Orton, Zefram.
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 AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect this to be the last development release of Perl 5.15. The next
major stable release of Perl 5, version 5.16.0, should appear in May 2012.

Your Humble Release Manager,


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