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Perl 5.21.9 is now available!

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Sawyer X
February 21, 2015 05:56
Perl 5.21.9 is now available!
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  There is another sky,
  Ever serene and fair,
  And there is another sunshine,
  Though it be darkness there;
  Never mind faded forests, Austin,
  Never mind silent fields -
  Here is a little forest,
  Whose leaf is ever green;
  Here is a brighter garden,
  Where not a frost has been;
  In its unfading flowers
  I hear the bright bee hum:
  Prithee, my brother,
  Into my garden come!

    -- Emily Dickinson, There is Another Sky

We are most delighted to announce version 5.21.9,
the ninth development release of version 21 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.21.9 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 e1203aefdbbf481c539e2d753e0520f691f9387e  perl-5.21.9.tar.gz
 0ccd0b90187ce64605faab4b0d898d21abd630b0  perl-5.21.9.tar.bz2
 3beef9267f654ba0ba63ddbcfc45a2603bc20a82  perl-5.21.9.tar.xz

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 5.21.9 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl 5.21.8
and contains approximately 170,000 lines of changes across 520 files from 32

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 160,000 lines of changes to 270 .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 5.21.9:

Chad Granum, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari
Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, David Golden, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos,
H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, James E Keenan, James Raspass, Jarkko
Hietaniemi, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Kent Fredric, Lajos Veres, Leon
Timmermans, Lukas Mai, Mathieu Arnold, Matthew Horsfall, Peter Martini, Petr
Písař, Randy Stauner, Ricardo Signes, Sawyer X, Shlomi Fish, Sisyphus, Steve
Hay, 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

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 5.21.10 on March 2015.  The next major stable
release of Perl 5, version 22.0, should appear in May 2015.

Much love,
Sawyer X.

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