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H.Merijn Brand
May 18, 2013 15:25
Re: perl 5.18.0 is now available!
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On Sat, 18 May 2013 09:35:13 -0400, Ricardo Signes
<> wrote:

> We are excited to announce perl v5.18.0, the first stable release of version
> 18 of Perl 5.

\☺/ … Now building for production install on my laptop

> 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.

I will see if none of those improvements will make me have to change
production code. As I tested most modules along the way, I have full
confidence in success

> Perl v5.18.0 represents approximately 12 months of development since Perl
> v5.16.0 and contains approximately 400,000 lines of changes across 2,100
> files from 113 authors.

Proud to be in that group, and proud on all the hard workers to get it
here. Thanks guys and girls!

> 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 v5.18.0:
> Aaron Crane, Aaron Trevena, Abhijit Menon-Sen, Adrian M. Enache, Alan Haggai
> Alavi, Alexandr Ciornii, Andrew Tam, Andy Dougherty, Anton Nikishaev,
> Aristotle Pagaltzis, Arthur Axel 'fREW' Schmidt, Augustina Blair, Bob Ernst,
> Brad Gilbert, Breno G. de Oliveira, Brian Carlson, Brian Fraser, Charlie
> Gonzalez, Chip Salzenberg, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Christian Hansen, Colin
> Kuskie, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, Daniel
> Perrett, Darin McBride, Dave Rolsky, David Golden, David Leadbeater, David
> Mitchell, David Nicol, Dominic Hargreaves, E. Choroba, Eric Brine, Evan
> Miller, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz, François Perrad, George Greer,
> Goro Fuji, H.Merijn Brand, Herbert Breunung, Hugo van der Sanden, Igor
> Zaytsev, James E Keenan, Jan Dubois, Jasmine Ahuja, Jerry D. Hedden, Jess
> Robinson, Jesse Luehrs, Joaquin Ferrero, Joel Berger, John Goodyear, John
> Peacock, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Karthik Rajagopalan, Kent Fredric,
> Leon Timmermans, Lucas Holt, Lukas Mai, Marcus Holland-Moritz, Markus Jansen,
> Martin Hasch, Matthew Horsfall, Max Maischein, Michael G Schwern, Michael
> Schroeder, Moritz Lenz, Nicholas Clark, Niko Tyni, Oleg Nesterov, Patrik
> Hägglund, Paul Green, Paul Johnson, Paul Marquess, Peter Martini, Rafael
> Garcia-Suarez, Reini Urban, Renee Baecker, Rhesa Rozendaal, Ricardo Signes,
> Robin Barker, Ronald J. Kimball, Ruslan Zakirov, Salvador Fandiño, Sawyer X,
> Scott Lanning, Sergey Alekseev, Shawn M Moore, Shirakata Kentaro, Shlomi
> Fish, Sisyphus, Smylers, Steffen Müller, Steve Hay, Steve Peters, Steven
> Schubiger, Sullivan Beck, Sven Strickroth, Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni, Thomas
> Sibley, Tobias Leich, Tom Wyant, Tony Cook, Vadim Konovalov, Vincent Pit,
> Volker Schatz, Walt Mankowski, 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 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 v5.19.0 on Monday, May 20th, 2013.  The next major
> stable release of Perl 5, version 20, should appear in May 2014.

H.Merijn Brand   Perl Monger
using perl5.00307 .. 5.17   porting perl5 on HP-UX, AIX, and openSUSE

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