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Perl 5.16.0 RC2

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Ricardo Signes
May 15, 2012 20:22
Perl 5.16.0 RC2
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    Fantastic grow the evening gowns;
    Agents of the Fisc pursue
    Absconding tax-defaulters through
    The sewers of provincial towns.

    Private rites of magic send
    The temple prostitutes to sleep;
    All the literati keep
    An imaginary friend.

      -- W H. Auden, The Fall of Rome

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

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

  3246e97b8b6e8da54abec478eb30dab136c8e588  perl-5.16.0-RC2.tar.bz2
  f61f56df62937a12766bf9219d2be072592483d7  perl-5.16.0-RC2.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 few 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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