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Announcing Perl 5.25.7

Chad Granum
November 20, 2016 21:21
Announcing Perl 5.25.7
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Of Beren and Lúthien

Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the
darkness of
those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under
shadow of death light that endures. And of these histories most fair still
the ears of the Elves is the tale of Beren and Lúthien. Of their lives was
the Lay of Leithian, Release from Bondage, which is the longest save one of
songs concerning the world of old; but here is told in fewer words and

    -- J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Silmarillion"

We are cheerful to announce version 5.25.7,
the 7th development release of version 5.25 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.25.7 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 b1a1820372d9c99c3d854aed091db8002a9713cf   perl-5.25.7.tar.gz
 f68cf87ed5130c65cb19046977f93da4f156d36f   perl-5.25.7.tar.bz2
 1466fdabe5f2ba5938d38168408ad9fce2349cae   perl-5.25.7.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 5.25.7 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
and contains approximately 83,000 lines of changes across 630 files from 26

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 13,000 lines of changes to 340 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.

Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant
of users and developers. The following people are known to have contributed
improvements that became Perl 5.25.7:

Aaron Crane, Abigail, Andrew Fresh, Andy Lester, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chad
Granum, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker,
Collins, Dave Rolsky, David Mitchell, Hauke D, H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der
Sanden, James E Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Karl Williamson, Lukas Mai,
Horsfall, Nicolas R., Stefan Seifert, Steve Hay, Todd Rinaldo, Tony Cook,

The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
from version control history. In particular, it does not include the names
the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues to the Perl

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
the AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 5.25.8 on Tuesday December 12th 1016. The next
major stable release of Perl 5, version 26.0, should appear in May 2017.

-Chad 'Exodist' Granum Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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