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Perl 5.26.1 is now available!

Steve Hay via perl5-porters
September 22, 2017 21:40
Perl 5.26.1 is now available!
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  And soon I heard a roaring wind:
  It did not come anear;
  But with its sound it shook the sails,
  That were so thin and sere.

  The upper air burst into life!
  And a hundred fire-flags sheen,
  To and fro they were hurried about!
  And to and fro, and in and out,
  The wan stars danced between.

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

We are pleased to announce version 26.1, the first maintenance release
of version 26 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.26.1 from your favourite CPAN
mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

  74a0822429508d593513a0dfd6f51a907bad68d0  perl-5.26.1.tar.gz
  fadec45b7b48a06b3d2adab91c13f568dce717cd  perl-5.26.1.tar.bz2
  403bb1804cb41416153d908eea093f2be22a77f6  perl-5.26.1.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 5.26.1 represents approximately 4 months of development since Perl
5.26.0 and contains approximately 8,900 lines of changes across 85 files
from 23 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 990 lines of changes to 38 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.

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 5.26.1:

Aaron Crane, Andy Dougherty, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chris 'BinGOs'
Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, David Mitchell, E.
Choroba, Eric Herman, Father Chrysostomos, Jacques Germishuys, James E
Keenan, John SJ Anderson, Karl Williamson, Ken Brown, Lukas Mai, Matthew
Horsfall, Ricardo Signes, Sawyer X, Steve Hay, 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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