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Aristotle Pagaltzis
July 22, 2013 06:25
perl 5.19.2 is now available
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  The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the correct
  incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life, showing things
  that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight, however [...] One must
  perform perfectly. The computer resembles the magic of legend in this respect,
  too. If one character, one pause, of the incantation is not strictly in proper
  form, the magic doesn't work.

    -- Fred Brooks, The Mythical Man-Month

We are jubilantly relieved to announce version 5.19.2, the 3rd development
release of version 19 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.19.2 from your favorite CPAN mirror or
find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 adffbeb9cb9a7cd4c17e9baa3d75fff3259bfa20  perl-5.19.2.tar.bz2
 564e5f857be20db11c95f3f935aec110cdc5b341  perl-5.19.2.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 5.19.2 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.19.1
and contains approximately 15,000 lines of changes across 400 files from 40

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 5.19.2:

Abhijit Menon-Sen, Alexandr Ciornii, Andy Dougherty, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Brian
Fraser, Brian Gottreu, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari
Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, David Golden, David Mitchell, Ed Avis, Father
Chrysostomos, Graham Knop, H.Merijn Brand, Hojung Youn, James E Keenan, Johan
Vromans, Karl Williamson, Keedi Kim, Kent Fredric, Lukas Mai, Moritz Lenz,
Nathan Trapuzzano, Neil Bowers, Nicholas Clark, Niels Thykier, Niko Tyni,
Olivier Mengué, Peter Martini, Petr Písař, Reini Urban, Ricardo Signes,
Ruslan Zakirov, Slaven Rezic, Steffen Müller, Tony Cook, Vladimir Timofeev,
Yves Orton.

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 "AUTHORS" file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 5.19.3 on August 20, 2013.  The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 20.0, should appear in May 2014.

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#Aristotle Pagaltzis // <>

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