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Perl 5.16.0 RC0

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Ricardo Signes
May 10, 2012 20:38
Perl 5.16.0 RC0
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    Cerebrotonic Cato may
    Extol the Ancient Disciplines,
    But the muscle-bound Marines
    Mutiny for food and pay.

    Caesar's double-bed is warm
    As an unimportant clerk
    On a pink official form.

      -- W. H. Auden, The Fall of Rome

I've just uploaded the first release candidate of Perl 5.16.0 to PAUSE.

The files should be available soon, with the following SHA sums:

  3f08f8e00adc215ccbf6aff38c58eef58f4df102  perl-5.16.0-RC0.tar.bz2
  99ce35a3e1a48b6936e3e2e56966cb6736181875  perl-5.16.0-RC0.tar.gz

While we go to lengths to ensure that new versions of Perl don't break
existing programs, it does happen. It's really, really important that
we catch unintentional breakage BEFORE we release Perl 5.16.0.
It is imperative that you test this release candidate with any software
written in Perl which you use or maintain. 

Similarly, we test Perl on a variety of operating systems on a number of
platforms with several different compilers. If you're not 100% certain
that we're testing yours, NOW is the time to make sure that Perl 5.16.0
builds and passes its tests on your platform.

If no "showstopper" class bugs are found in the next 7 days, we will release
a virtually identical tarball as Perl 5.16.0 on or soon after Thursday, May
17, 2012.


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