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Ricardo Signes
August 12, 2013 14:33
perl 5.18.1 is now available
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  The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
  systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
  thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
  operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
  ever seen.

  An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you
  had something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called
  some kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
  anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
  disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
  gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a
  way that renders the operating system unnecessary.

    -- Chuck Moore

We are happy to announce perl 5.18.1 the second stable release of
version 18 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.18.1 from your favorite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 eb6b402682168a9735b2806d09c1ca5d567b2de8  perl-5.18.1.tar.bz2
 524a10ba76e394e5d40b319f5609cb4c4a96f564  perl-5.18.1.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 5.18.1 represents approximately 2 months of development since Perl 5.18.0
and contains approximately 8,400 lines of changes across 60 files from 12

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 5.18.1:

Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, David
Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, Karl Williamson, Lukas Mai, Nicholas Clark,
Peter Martini, Ricardo Signes, Shlomi Fish, Tony Cook.

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 v5.18.2 in December 2013.
The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 20.0, should
appear in May 2014.


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