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Re: Perl 5.16.0 is now available!
From: Leon Timmermans
May 20, 2012 16:24
Re: Perl 5.16.0 is now available!
Message ID: CAHhgV8jTN_T4NQ5YJsXcGGhnv3hjE4-qfHxv-CfEGELj84nt-A@mail.gmail.com
On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 12:54 AM, Ricardo Signes
> All I have is a voice
> To undo the folded lie,
> The romantic lie in the brain
> Of the sensual man-in-the-street
> And the lie of Authority
> Whose buildings grope the sky:
> There is no such thing as the State
> And no one exists alone;
> Hunger allows no choice
> To the citizen or the police;
> We must love one another or die.
> -- W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
> The Perl 5 development team is gratified to announce the release of
> Perl 5.16.0!
> You will soon be able to download Perl 5.16.0 from your favorite CPAN
> mirror or find it at:
> SHA1 digests for this release are:
> 56fb8097ff3e472f7a057848b37cb9ede7662b74 perl-5.16.0.tar.bz2
> d21de2b409d99440047a4e67a61f0a781ea2f66b perl-5.16.0.tar.gz
> 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 5.16.0 represents approximately 12 months of development since Perl
> 5.14.0 and contains approximately 590,000 lines of changes across 2,500
> files from 139 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 5.16.0:
> Aaron Crane, Abhijit Menon-Sen, Abigail, Alan Haggai Alavi, Alberto
> Simões, Alexandr Ciornii, Andreas König, Andy Dougherty, Aristotle
> Pagaltzis, Bo Johansson, Bo Lindbergh, Breno G. de Oliveira, brian d
> foy, Brian Fraser, Brian Greenfield, Carl Hayter, Chas. Owens,
> Chia-liang Kao, Chip Salzenberg, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Christian
> Hansen, Christopher J. Madsen, chromatic, Claes Jacobsson, Claudio
> Ramirez, Craig A. Berry, Damian Conway, Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Darin
> McBride, Dave Rolsky, David Cantrell, David Golden, David Leadbeater,
> David Mitchell, Dee Newcum, Dennis Kaarsemaker, Dominic Hargreaves,
> Douglas Christopher Wilson, Eric Brine, Father Chrysostomos, Florian
> Ragwitz, Frederic Briere, George Greer, Gerard Goossen, Gisle Aas,
> H.Merijn Brand, Hojung Youn, Ian Goodacre, James E Keenan, Jan Dubois,
> Jerry D. Hedden, Jesse Luehrs, Jesse Vincent, Jilles Tjoelker, Jim
> Cromie, Jim Meyering, Joel Berger, Johan Vromans, Johannes Plunien, John
> Hawkinson, John P. Linderman, John Peacock, Joshua ben Jore, Juerd
> Waalboer, Karl Williamson, Karthik Rajagopalan, Keith Thompson, Kevin J.
> Woolley, Kevin Ryde, Laurent Dami, Leo Lapworth, Leon Brocard, Leon
> Timmermans, Louis Strous, Lukas Mai, Marc Green, Marcel Grünauer, Mark
> A. Stratman, Mark Dootson, Mark Jason Dominus, Martin Hasch, Matthew
> Horsfall, Max Maischein, Michael G Schwern, Michael Witten, Mike
> Sheldrake, Moritz Lenz, Nicholas Clark, Niko Tyni, Nuno Carvalho, Pau
> Amma, Paul Evans, Paul Green, Paul Johnson, Perlover, Peter John Acklam,
> Peter Martini, Peter Scott, Phil Monsen, Pino Toscano, Rafael
> Garcia-Suarez, Rainer Tammer, Reini Urban, Ricardo Signes, Robin Barker,
> Rodolfo Carvalho, Salvador Fandiño, Sam Kimbrel, Samuel Thibault, Shawn
> M Moore, Shigeya Suzuki, Shirakata Kentaro, Shlomi Fish, Sisyphus,
> Slaven Rezic, Spiros Denaxas, Steffen Müller, Steffen Schwigon, Stephen
> Bennett, Stephen Oberholtzer, Stevan Little, Steve Hay, Steve Peters,
> Thomas Sibley, Thorsten Glaser, Timothe Litt, Todd Rinaldo, Tom
> Christiansen, Tom Hukins, Tony Cook, Vadim Konovalov, Vincent Pit,
> Vladimir Timofeev, Walt Mankowski, Yves Orton, Zefram, Zsbán Ambrus,
> Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason.
> 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 AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.
> We expect to release Perl 5.16.1 on or around June 20, 2012, addressing
> significant bugs found after this release. The 5.17 development branch
> will open shortly, and a 5.17.0 release will follow within the month,
> with regular monthly releases following on the 20th of each month. The
> next major stable release of Perl 5, version 5.18.0, should appear in
> May 2013.