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Ricardo Signes
June 1, 2015 17:58
perl-5.22.0 is now available
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“You are the advocate of the dead.”

The old man nodded. “I am. People talk about being fair to this one and that
one, but nobody I ever heard talks about doing right by them. We take
everything they had, which is all right. And spit, most often, on their
opinions, which I suppose is all right too. But we ought to remember now and
then how much of what we have we got from them. I figure while I’m still here I
ought to put a word in for them.”

    -- Gene Wofle, Citadel of the Autarch

We are excited to announce Perl 5.22.0, the first stable release of
Perl 5, version 22.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.22.0 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 400338c91c56420d98142cbfcb84d418cae2c98c  perl-5.22.0.tar.bz2
 e4c9e40d18efa7368e77343e0fd3339ca87e34f8  perl-5.22.0.tar.gz
 f40ad10d0b0e798efafebd9dc5d6509df2af3f1e  perl-5.22.0.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 5.22.0 represents approximately 12 months of development since Perl 5.20.0
and contains approximately 590,000 lines of changes across 2,400 files from 94

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 370,000 lines of changes to 1,500 .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 5.22.0:

Aaron Crane, Abhijit Menon-Sen, Abigail, Alberto Simões, Alex Solovey, Alex
Vandiver, Alexandr Ciornii, Alexandre (Midnite) Jousset, Andreas König,
Andreas Voegele, Andrew Fresh, Andy Dougherty, Anthony Heading, Aristotle
Pagaltzis, brian d foy, Brian Fraser, Chad Granum, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams,
Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, Darin McBride, Dave
Rolsky, David Golden, David Mitchell, David Wheeler, Dmitri Tikhonov, Doug
Bell, E. Choroba, Ed J, Eric Herman, Father Chrysostomos, George Greer, Glenn
D. Golden, Graham Knop, H.Merijn Brand, Herbert Breunung, Hugo van der Sanden,
James E Keenan, James McCoy, James Raspass, Jan Dubois, Jarkko Hietaniemi,
Jasmine Ngan, Jerry D. Hedden, Jim Cromie, John Goodyear, kafka, Karen
Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Kent Fredric, kmx, Lajos Veres, Leon Timmermans,
Lukas Mai, Mathieu Arnold, Matthew Horsfall, Max Maischein, Michael Bunk,
Nicholas Clark, Niels Thykier, Niko Tyni, Norman Koch, Olivier Mengué, Peter
John Acklam, Peter Martini, Petr Písař, Philippe Bruhat (BooK), Pierre
Bogossian, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Randy Stauner, Reini Urban, Ricardo Signes,
Rob Hoelz, Rostislav Skudnov, Sawyer X, Shirakata Kentaro, Shlomi Fish,
Sisyphus, Slaven Rezic, Smylers, Steffen Müller, Steve Hay, Sullivan Beck,
syber, Tadeusz Sośnierz, Thomas Sibley, Todd Rinaldo, Tony Cook, Vincent Pit,
Vladimir Marek, Yaroslav Kuzmin, 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 perl v5.22.1 in about a month, give or take.  The next
major version of Perl 5, version 24.0, should appear in May 2016.

The first release of Perl 5's sister language, Perl 6, is expected around
Christmas 2015.


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