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Perl 5.24.3 is now available!

Steve Hay via perl5-porters
September 22, 2017 21:40
Perl 5.24.3 is now available!
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  Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing,
  Beloved from pole to pole!
  To Mary Queen the praise be given!
  She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
  That slid into my soul.

  The silly buckets on the deck,
  That had so long remained,
  I dreamt that they were filled with dew;
  And when I awoke, it rained.

    -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

We are pleased to announce version 24.3, the third maintenance release
of version 24 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.24.3 from your favourite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  1b66e381a8daaef79fc92b2855b9f5c70a496520  perl-5.24.3.tar.gz
  c864da70ff8959b7865fe59d4306ecf205d9d264  perl-5.24.3.tar.bz2
  4fd303359b0643648b9ec504c90f832229b9a53c  perl-5.24.3.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.

Perl 5.24.3 represents approximately 2 months of development since Perl
5.24.2 and contains approximately 3,200 lines of changes across 120
files from 23 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 1,600 lines of changes to 56 .pm, .t, .c and .h

Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant
community of users and developers.  The following people are known to
have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.24.3:

Aaron Crane, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Dan Collins,
Daniel Dragan, Dave Cross, David Mitchell, Eric Herman, Father
Chrysostomos, H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, James E Keenan,
Jarkko Hietaniemi, John SJ Anderson, Karl Williamson, Ken Brown, Lukas
Mai, Matthew Horsfall, Stevan Little, Steve Hay, Steven Humphrey, Tony
Cook, Yves Orton.

The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
generated 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 tracker.

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 AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.

The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 28.0, should appear in
May 2018, with version 29.0 released around the same time.

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