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Sawyer X
May 20, 2016 21:39
Perl 5.25.1 is now available
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  Imagine that you're a smart high school student on the low end of the
social totem pole. You're alienated from adult authority, but unlike
many teenagers, you're also alienated from the power structures of your
peers -- an existence that can feel lonely and peripheral. Systems and
equations are intuitive, but people aren't -- social signals are
confusing and messy, difficult to interpret.

  Then you discover code. You may be powerless at the lunch table, but
code gives you power over an infinitely malleable world and opens the
door to a symbolic system that's perfectly clear and ordered. The
jostling for position and status fades away. The nagging parental voices
disappear. There's just a clean, white page for you to fill, an
opportunity to build a better place, a home, from the ground up.

  No wonder you're a geek.

    -- Eli Pariser, The Filter Bubble

We are delighted as donuts to announce version 25.1,
the 2nd development release of version 25 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.25.1 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 1dce461e83019e1c865386c98c77933dd0d24e28   perl-5.25.1.tar.gz
 bd905d16a5fb6e0b5f3c451927094a3bb6e26a6d   perl-5.25.1.tar.bz2
 5fd620d7cb80c97a1171ff12cb8687433d2b9cbf   perl-5.25.1.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 at

Perl 5.25.1 represents approximately 2 weeks of development since Perl
5.25.0 and contains approximately 46,000 lines of changes across 630
files from 24 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 40,000 lines of changes to 510 .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 5.25.1:

Aaron Crane, Andreas Voegele, Chad Granum, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams,
Craig A. Berry, David Mitchell, Doug Bell, Father Chrysostomos, H.Merijn
Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Jerry D. Hedden, Jim
Cromie, John Lightsey, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Lukas Mai,
Maxwell Carey, Nicholas Clark, Niko Tyni, Ricardo Signes, Sawyer X, 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 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 AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 25.2 on June 20th. The next major stable
release of Perl 5, version 24.0, should
appear in May 2016.

Your adoring release manager,
Sawyer X.

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