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Ricardo Signes
May 27, 2014 01:37
perl 5.20.0 is now available
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  But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
  Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
  Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
  When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
    So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
    So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

  -- William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18

We are delighted to announce perl v5.20.0, the first stable release of version
20 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.20.0 from your favorite CPAN mirror or
find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  e925e4fc36e90eace19a1ca850f912618ba6788f  perl-5.20.0.tar.bz2
  52087047fd35e1020387f7c492f594a397be4e12  perl-5.20.0.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 5.20.0 represents approximately 12 months of development since Perl 5.18.0
and contains approximately 470,000 lines of changes across 2,900 files from 124

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 280,000 lines of changes to 1,800 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.

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 5.20.0:

Aaron Crane, Abhijit Menon-Sen, Abigail, Abir Viqar, Alan Haggai Alavi, Alan
Hourihane, Alexander Voronov, Alexandr Ciornii, Andy Dougherty, Anno Siegel,
Aristotle Pagaltzis, Arthur Axel 'fREW' Schmidt, Brad Gilbert, Brendan Byrd,
Brian Childs, Brian Fraser, Brian Gottreu, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Christian
Millour, Colin Kuskie, Craig A. Berry, Dabrien 'Dabe' Murphy, Dagfinn Ilmari
Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, Darin McBride, David Golden, David Leadbeater, David
Mitchell, David Nicol, David Steinbrunner, Dennis Kaarsemaker, Dominic
Hargreaves, Ed Avis, Eric Brine, Evan Zacks, Father Chrysostomos, Florian
Ragwitz, François Perrad, Gavin Shelley, Gideon Israel Dsouza, Gisle Aas,
Graham Knop, H.Merijn Brand, Hauke D, Heiko Eissfeldt, Hiroo Hayashi, Hojung
Youn, James E Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Jerry D. Hedden, Jess Robinson, Jesse
Luehrs, Johan Vromans, John Gardiner Myers, John Goodyear, John P. Linderman,
John Peacock, kafka, Kang-min Liu, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Keedi Kim,
Kent Fredric, kevin dawson, Kevin Falcone, Kevin Ryde, Leon Timmermans, Lukas
Mai, Marc Simpson, Marcel Grünauer, Marco Peereboom, Marcus Holland-Moritz,
Mark Jason Dominus, Martin McGrath, Matthew Horsfall, Max Maischein, Mike
Doherty, Moritz Lenz, Nathan Glenn, Nathan Trapuzzano, Neil Bowers, Neil
Williams, Nicholas Clark, Niels Thykier, Niko Tyni, Olivier Mengué, Owain G.
Ainsworth, Paul Green, Paul Johnson, Peter John Acklam, Peter Martini, Peter
Rabbitson, Petr Písař, Philip Boulain, Philip Guenther, Piotr Roszatycki,
Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Reini Urban, Reuben Thomas, Ricardo Signes, Ruslan
Zakirov, Sergey Alekseev, Shirakata Kentaro, Shlomi Fish, Slaven Rezic,
Smylers, Steffen Müller, Steve Hay, Sullivan Beck, Thomas Sibley, Tobias
Leich, Toby Inkster, Tokuhiro Matsuno, Tom Christiansen, Tom Hukins, Tony Cook,
Victor Efimov, Viktor Turskyi, Vladimir Timofeev, YAMASHINA Hio, Yves Orton,
Zefram, Zsbán Ambrus, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason.

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.

The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 22.0, should appear in May
2015.  It will be the conclusion of the v5.21.x development series, which will
begin today and produce monthly releases on the 20th of each month.


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