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Perl 5.17.1 is now available

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Jesse Luehrs
June 20, 2012 10:53
Perl 5.17.1 is now available
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    On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
    taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age
    was "made." She had seen at once the differences between this
    archaic form and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how
    it was not merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of
    precise yet subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing,
    believing another. Given all the evidence, her rational mind still
    fought against accepting it.

        -- Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"

We are delighted to announce Perl 5.17.1, the second development release
of Perl 5.17.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.17.1 from your favorite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 ce87296a510bda3401f970557507956b5e5044b6  perl-5.17.1.tar.gz
 cb6935bb0adce0e279a1c896cc4f3ae28c80ac3f  perl-5.17.1.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 5.17.1 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.17.0
and contains approximately 37,000 lines of changes across 710 files from 35

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 5.17.1:

?, Andy Dougherty, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Breno G. de Oliveira, Brian Fraser,
Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, David Mitchell, Dominic Hargreaves,
Evan Miller, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz, H.Merijn Brand, Herbert
Breunung, Hugo van der Sanden, Jesse Luehrs, Karl Williamson, Karthik
Rajagopalan, Lukas Mai, Martin Hasch, Michael Schroeder, Nicholas Clark, Paul
Johnson, Reini Urban, Renee Baecker, Rhesa Rozendaal, Ricardo Signes, Shlomi
Fish, Steve Hay, Steve Peters, Sullivan Beck, Tony Cook, Volker Schatz, 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 F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release Perl 5.17.2 on July 20, 2012.  The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 5.18.0, should appear in May 2013.


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