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Parrot 5.3.0 "W00tstock Parrot" Released!

Bruce Gray
April 17, 2013 04:39
Parrot 5.3.0 "W00tstock Parrot" Released!
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We are stardust.
Billion year old carbon.
We are golden.
Caught in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.
(To some semblance of a garden.)
   -- "Woodstock", by Joni Mitchell

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.3.0, also known
as "W00tstock Parrot".  Parrot ( is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages, and currently focusing on Perl 6.

Parrot 5.3.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site
(, or by following the
download instructions at  For those who would like
to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Git to
retrieve the source code to get the latest and best Parrot code.

Parrot 5.3.0 News:
   - Build
       + Files generated by `make cover` are now correctly cleaned by `make`
         and ignored by `git`.
   - Tests
       + Internal testing of the Configure probe for Fink now works correctly
         with the --verbose flag.
       + Tests added for .sort method of ResizableFloatArray and
         ResizableIntegerArray. [GH #926], [GH #927]
       + Benchmarks added for .sort methods of various Array objects.
         [GH #175]
       + Coverage analysis added for pbc_disassemble.

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:
79d6f1fe20645b0afbc496cd0d7850a78b8940230e7637c5356d780f5aa1750b parrot-5.3.0.tar.gz
4cff32521c79d8a783ad57d9a13e205ea3c1b1585085e0da80138b58b77d0ed5 parrot-5.3.0.tar.bz2

Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project.  Our next scheduled release is 21 May 2013.

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