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Perl 5.26.0-RC1 is now available!

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Sawyer X
May 11, 2017 17:21
Perl 5.26.0-RC1 is now available!
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  A long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial
appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a formidable outcry in
defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more
converts than reason.

    -- Common Sense, Thomas Paine

We are happy to announce perl v5.26.0-RC1, the first release candidate
of version 26 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl v5.26.0-RC1 from your
favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 8c8240b6b864a46754b3a6fca855f34a3d2fb5bc  perl-5.26.0-RC1.tar.gz
 98cd1ba20e135bc2b4c27281c4e3593b6febe8a2  perl-5.26.0-RC1.tar.bz2
 5d64873da1aabf1c4feccb553ab4838d9217b2d9  perl-5.26.0-RC1.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 5.26.0 represents approximately 12 months of development since Perl
and contains approximately 370,000 lines of changes across 2,600 files
from 86

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were
approximately 230,000 lines of changes to 1,800 .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 5.24.1:

Aaron Crane, Abigail, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason, Alex Vandiver, Andreas
König, Andreas Voegele, Andrew Fresh, Andy Lester, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chad
Granum, Chase Whitener, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Chris Lamb, Christian
Christian Millour, Colin Newell, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari
Mannsåker, Dan
Collins, Daniel Dragan, Dave Cross, Dave Rolsky, David Golden, David H.
Gutteridge, David Mitchell, Dominic Hargreaves, Doug Bell, E. Choroba,
Ed Avis,
Father Chrysostomos, François Perrad, Hauke D, H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der
Sanden, Ivan Pozdeev, James E Keenan, James Raspass, Jarkko Hietaniemi,
D. Hedden, Jim Cromie, J. Nick Koston, John Lightsey, Karen Etheridge, Karl
Williamson, Leon Timmermans, Lukas Mai, Matthew Horsfall, Maxwell Carey,
De Meo, Neil Bowers, Nicholas Clark, Nicolas R., Niko Tyni, Pali, Paul
Marquess, Peter Avalos, Petr Písař, Pino Toscano, Rafael Garcia-Suarez,
Urban, Renee Baecker, Ricardo Signes, Richard Levitte, Rick Delaney,
Fandiño, Samuel Thibault, Sawyer X, Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni, Sergey
Aleynikov, Shlomi Fish, Smylers, Stefan Seifert, Steffen Müller, Stevan
Little, Steve Hay, Steven Humphrey, Sullivan Beck, Theo Buehler, Thomas
Todd Rinaldo, Tomasz Konojacki, Tony Cook, Unicode Consortium, Yaroslav
Yves Orton, Zefram.

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.

perl-5.26.0's official release will occur on May 20th, 2017, assuming
all goes well(tm).

In hugs and bugs,
Sawyer X.

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