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December 20, 2013 20:57
Perl 5.19.7
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  And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
  down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
  the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
  were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
  they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
  Europe was over. 

  Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
  leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
  kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
  horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.

  Birds were talking.

  One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"

    -- Kurt Vonnegut: "Slaughterhouse-Five". 1969.

We are happy to announce version 5.19.7 the eigth development release
of version 19 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.19.7 from your favorite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 7bb4ab38101ef9b4da95bf5411eaf2208239a224  perl-5.19.7.tar.gz
 522c142424a6f366aeb6cae90aeaf1d186786da7  perl-5.19.7.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 5.19.7 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.19.6
and contains approximately 90,000 lines of changes across 390 files from 26

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 5.19.7:

Abigail, Abir Viqar, Brian Childs, Brian Fraser, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig
A. Berry, Dabrien 'Dabe' Murphy, Daniel Dragan, David Mitchell, Dennis
Kaarsemaker, Evan Zacks, Father Chrysostomos, Fran├žois Perrad, Graham Knop,
James E Keenan, Jess Robinson, Karl Williamson, Kevin Ryde, Martin McGrath,
Matthew Horsfall, Nicholas Clark, Peter Martini, Ricardo Signes, Steve Hay,
Tony Cook, 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 F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 5.19.8 on January 20, 2014. The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 20.0, should appear in May 2014.

Your Release Manager of the Month,


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