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Perl 5.24.1-RC4 is now available!

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Steve Hay via perl5-porters
October 12, 2016 21:51
Perl 5.24.1-RC4 is now available!
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    Before the gates there sat
  On either side a formidable shape;
  The one seemed woman to the waste, and fair,
  But ended foul in many a scaly fold,
  Voluminous and vast -- a serpent armed
  With mortal sting; about her middle round
  A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked
  With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung
  A hideous peal; yet, when they list, would creep,
  If aught disturbed their noise, into her womb,
  And kennel there; yet there still barked and howled
  Within unseen. Far less abhorred than these
  Vexed Scylla, bathing in the sea that parts
  Calabria from the hoarse Trinacrian shore;
  Nor uglier follow the night-hag, when, called
  In secret, riding through the air she comes,
  Lured with the smell of infant blood, to dance
  With Lapland witches, while the labouring moon
  Eclipses at their charms. The other shape --
  If shape it might be called that shape had none
  Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb;
  Or substance might be called that shadow seemed,
  For each seemed either -- black it stood as night,
  Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as hell,
  And shook a dreadful dart: what seemed his head
  The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
  Satan was now at hand, and from his seat
  The monster moving onward came as fast
  With horrid strides; hell trembled as he strode.

    -- John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II

We are relieved to announce the fourth release candidate of version
24.1, the first maintenance release of version 24 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.24.1-RC4 from your favourite
CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  cdb8d8e735c8709a761e49f6a8e3bfa43db037ee  perl-5.24.1-RC4.tar.gz
  1c11996dba56f9eb9376b925417913c4b0a7aea5  perl-5.24.1-RC4.tar.bz2
  7d557267cfbc6880dd9c6d20f4e4ad739196bba7  perl-5.24.1-RC4.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.

***Please, please, please*** test your code against perl-5.24.1-RC4.
This is your last chance to point out any critical regressions before
v5.24.1 ships "for real," and we'd rather fix things for v5.24.1 than
for v5.24.2!

The final v5.24.1 will ship no sooner than Wednesday 19th October 2016.

Steve Hay

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