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June 20, 2014 16:00
perl-5.21.1 is now available
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  We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
    We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
   We danced among the lightning bolts,
       and tore the world asunder.

    --     Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
       written near the end of the previous Age,
                  know by some as the Third Age.
              Sometimes attributed to the Dragon

    -- Robert Jordan, Crossroads of Twilight, Book 10 of the Wheel of Time

We are happy to announce v5.21.1, the 2nd development release of
version 21 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.21.1 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 63072e7d056d091709a55ee1da4de2206a24c9ee  perl-5.21.1.tar.gz
 aa90cbfaf512794233556eb4247d76ed0cccd546  perl-5.21.1.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 5.21.1 represents approximately 3 weeks of development since Perl 5.21.0
and contains approximately 240,000 lines of changes across 680 files from 37

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 150,000 lines of changes to 420 .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 5.21.1:

Alex Solovey, Andrew Fresh, Andy Dougherty, Brian Fraser, Chris 'BinGOs'
Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, Darin
McBride, David Mitchell, Doug Bell, H.Merijn Brand, James E Keenan, Jarkko
Hietaniemi, kafka, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Leon Timmermans, Matthew
Horsfall, Michael Bunk, Nicholas Clark, Niels Thykier, Norman Koch, Peter John
Acklam, Pierre Bogossian, Reini Urban, Ricardo Signes, Rob Hoelz, Shlomi Fish,
Smylers, Steffen Müller, Steve Hay, Sullivan Beck, Thomas Sibley, Todd
Rinaldo, 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 v5.21.2 on July 20, 2014.  The next major stable
release of Perl 5, version 22.0, should appear in May 2015.

It's worth noting that there are a few known issues with this build.

Specifically, you may experience test failures for Socket on:

  Midnight BSD

And assorted test failures on HP-UX.

These will be addressed in a future release.

-- Matthew Horsfall (alh)

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