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5.25.8 is now available!

Sawyer X
December 20, 2016 19:28
5.25.8 is now available!
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  So long
  is in the song
  and it's in the way you're gone
  but it's like a foreign language
  in my mind
  and maybe was I blind
  I could not see
  and would not know
  you're gone so long
  so long.

    -- Langston Hughes, So long

We are jolly to announce version 25.8
the 9th development release of version 25 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.25.8 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 ac7d37eb4b9073093a79e0d27bd37f483344bdd3  perl-5.25.8.tar.bz2
 f2d6b4a17794693b9337ec0774d37d1943b0a295  perl-5.25.8.tar.gz
 cb64400af1f13e7f32813be22069ad24e910bd30  perl-5.25.8.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 5.25.8 represents approximately 4 weeks of development since Perl
and contains approximately 21,000 lines of changes across 500 files from 19

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 18,000 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 the
improvements that became Perl 5.25.8:

Andy Lester, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chad Granum, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams,
Christian Hansen, Craig A. Berry, David Mitchell, Hugo van der Sanden,
James E
Keenan, J. Nick Koston, Karl Williamson, Matthew Horsfall, Niko Tyni, Petr
Písař, Sawyer X, Steve Hay, Sullivan Beck, Tony Cook, Yves Orton.

The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
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 F<AUTHORS> file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release version 25.9 on January 20th, 2017. The next major
stable release of Perl 5, version 26.0, should appear in May 2017.

Have a very happy merry everything,
In bugs and hugs,
Sawyer X. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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