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From:
Sawyer X
Date:
May 4, 2021 23:28
Subject:
Perl 5.34.0-RC1 is now available!
Message ID:
CAMvkq_S3DH-t0B3=XJwvxUXmB8-kXt1e6oLkS8aoPGKN4pyvTA@mail.gmail.com
  He’d irrationally hoped he could somehow put off indefinitely the
future day on which she would recognize cruelty, ignorance, and
injustice were the struts and pillars of the social order, as
unavoidable and inevitable as the weather.

    -- Paul Tremblay, The Cabin at the End of the World

We are glad to announce the first RC, RC1, of Perl 5.34.0.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.34.0-RC1 from your favorite
CPAN mirror or find it at:

https://metacpan.org/release/XSAWYERX/perl-5.34.0-RC1/

SHA1 digests for this release are:

 1c9e596562f44389c3b2b014f2b5e53de14a2ddf  perl-5.34.0-RC1.tar.gz
 267f07796994a2d9a83e95fb02426549262c4923  perl-5.34.0-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

https://metacpan.org/pod/release/XSAWYERX/perl-5.34.0-RC1/pod/perldelta.pod

Perl 5.34.0 represents approximately 10 months of development since
Perl 5.32.0 and contains approximately 280,000 lines of changes across
2,100 files from 77 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 150,000 lines of changes to 1,300 .pm, .t, .c and
.h files.

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 5.34.0:

Aaron Crane, Adam Hartley, Andy Dougherty, Ben Cornett, Branislav
Zahradník, brian d foy, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Christian Walde
(Mithaldu), Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Dan Book, Daniel
Böhmer, Daniel Laügt, Dan Kogai, David Cantrell, David Mitchell,
Dominic Hamon, E. Choroba, Ed J, Eric Herman, Eric Lindblad, Eugene
Alvin Villar, Felipe Gasper, Giovanni Tataranni, Graham Knop, Graham
Ollis, Hauke D, H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, Ichinose Shogo,
Ivan Baidakou, Jae Bradley, James E Keenan, Jason McIntosh, jkahrman,
John Karr, John Lightsey, Kang-min Liu, Karen Etheridge, Karl
Williamson, Keith Thompson, Leon Timmermans, Marc Reisner, Marcus
Holland-Moritz, Max Maischein, Michael G Schwern, Nicholas Clark,
Nicolas R., Paul Evans, Petr Písař, raiph, Renee Baecker, Ricardo
Signes, Richard Leach, Romano, Ryan Voots, Samanta Navarro, Samuel
Thibault, Sawyer X, Scott Baker, Sergey Poznyakoff, Sevan Janiyan,
Shlomi Fish, Sisyphus, Sizhe Zhao, Steve Hay, TAKAI Kousuke, Thibault
Duponchelle, Todd Rinaldo, Tomasz Konojacki, Tom Hukins, Tom Stellard,
Tony Cook, vividsnow, Yves Orton, Zakariyya Mughal, Михаил Козачков.

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 RC (RC2) should come in the coming week from today.

We expect 5.34.0 to be out at - or around - May 20th.

In hugs and bugs,
Sawyer X.

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