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perl-5.28.0-RC4 is now available

Sawyer X
June 19, 2018 21:10
perl-5.28.0-RC4 is now available
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We are wearied to announce version 28.0-RC4, the 4th RC release of 5.28.0.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.28.0-RC4 from your favorite
CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 5805ab850612dfa900384fde323d04f34c4ff177  perl-5.28.0-RC4.tar.gz
 ec9cce3e7750ae8337386f53f629257ff8d420bc  perl-5.28.0-RC4.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 5.28.0-RC4 represents approximately 12 months of development since
Perl 5.26.0 and contains approximately 730,000 lines of changes across
2,200 files from 77 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 580,000 lines of changes to 1,300 .pm, .t, .c and .h

Perl continues to flourish into its fourth decade thanks to a vibrant
community of users and developers. The following people are known to
have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.28.0-RC4:

Aaron Crane, Abigail, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason, Alberto Simões, Alexandr
Savca, Andrew Fresh, Andy Dougherty, Andy Lester, Aristotle Pagaltzis,
Ask Bjørn Hansen, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn
Ilmari Mannsåker, Dan Collins, Daniel Dragan, David Cantrell, David
Mitchell, Dmitry Ulanov, Dominic Hargreaves, E. Choroba, Eric Herman,
Eugen Konkov, Father Chrysostomos, Gene Sullivan, George Hartzell,
Graham Knop, Harald Jörg, H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, Jacques
Germishuys, James E Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Jerry D. Hedden, J. Nick
Koston, John Lightsey, John Peacock, John P. Linderman, John SJ
Anderson, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Ken Brown, Ken Cotterill,
Leon Timmermans, Lukas Mai, Marco Fontani, Marc-Philip Werner, Matthew
Horsfall, Neil Bowers, Nicholas Clark, Nicolas R., Niko Tyni, Pali, Paul
Marquess, Peter John Acklam, Reini Urban, Renee Baecker, Ricardo Signes,
Robin Barker, Sawyer X, Scott Lanning, Sergey Aleynikov, Shirakata
Kentaro, Shoichi Kaji, Slaven Rezic, Smylers, Steffen Müller, Steve Hay,
Sullivan Beck, Thomas Sibley, Todd Rinaldo, Tomasz Konojacki, Tom
Hukins, Tom Wyant, Tony Cook, Vitali Peil, Yves Orton, Zefram.

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.

We expect to release 5.28.0 near the end of the week.

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