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Karen Etheridge
October 24, 2016 04:20
Re: Perl 5.24.1-RC4 is now available!
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> The final v5.24.1 will ship no sooner than Wednesday 19th October 2016.

No, really, what's the real date? :)

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 2:50 PM, Steve Hay via perl5-porters <> wrote:

>     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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