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Perl 5.20.2 is now available!

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Steve Hay
February 14, 2015 18:35
Perl 5.20.2 is now available!
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    Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
    'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
    Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
    Where is the cow hidden right now?

    Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
    Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
    Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
    It's made of magic, and with a little flip--

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
    Back, back, back from his magical journey,

    What did he see in the parallel dimension?
    He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
    Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
    Yeah, yeah!

        -- Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, "Magical Trevor"

We are over the moon to announce version 20.2, the second maintenance
release of version 20 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.20.2 from your favourite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  07263da0703d97733a4d51bf77192039462d4a5a  perl-5.20.2.tar.gz
  63126c683b4c79c35008a47d56f7beae876c569f  perl-5.20.2.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 5.20.2 represents approximately 5 months of development since Perl
5.20.1 and contains approximately 6,300 lines of changes across 170
files from 34 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 1,900 lines of changes to 80 .pm, .t, .c and .h

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 5.20.2:

Aaron Crane, Abigail, Andreas Voegele, Andy Dougherty, Anthony Heading,
Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Daniel
Dragan, Doug Bell, Ed J, Father Chrysostomos, Glenn D. Golden, H.Merijn
Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, James E Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Jim
Cromie, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, kmx, Matthew Horsfall, Max
Maischein, Peter Martini, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Ricardo Signes, Shlomi
Fish, Slaven Rezic, Steffen Müller, Steve Hay, Tadeusz Sośnierz, Tony
Cook, Yves Orton, 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 tracker.

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.

The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 22.0, should appear in
May 2015, with version 23.0 released around the same time.

Steve Hay

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