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Perl 5.16.0 RC1

Ricardo Signes
May 14, 2012 19:53
Perl 5.16.0 RC1
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    Unendowed with wealth or pity,
    Little birds with scarlet legs,
    Sitting on their speckled eggs,
    Eye each flu-infected city.

    Altogether elsewhere, vast
    Herds of reindeer move across
    Miles and miles of golden moss,
    Silently and very fast.

      -- W H. Auden, The Fall of Rome

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

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

  e764514ce20a468c0dddbc375eaca059628f8775  perl-5.16.0-RC1.tar.bz2
  66533ac5c8eac0d689aebde615782e3d930976b7  perl-5.16.0-RC1.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 Sunday, May
20, 2012.

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