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Scott Baker
July 2, 2023 23:02
Re: perl v5.38.0 is now available
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On 7/2/2023 4:01 PM, Ricardo Signes wrote:
> Take my advice and live for a long, long time. Because the maddest 
> thing a man can do in this life is to let himself die.
> — Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
> We are happy to announce version 38.0, the first stable release of 
> version 38 of Perl 5.  In other words: v5.38.0 has been released, and 
> this is good!
> You will soon be able to download Perl 5.38.0 from the CPAN at:
> SHA256 digests for this release are:
> 5c4dea06509959fedcccaada8d129518487399b7  perl-5.38.0.tar.gz
> 2e7b1c56c1f795e8173c83a52e91218ba05ee72c  perl-5.38.0.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 5.38.0 represents approximately 12 months of development since 
> Perl 5.36.0 and contains approximately 290,000 lines of changes across 
> 1,500 files from 100 authors.
> Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there 
> were approximately 190,000 lines of changes to 970 .pm, .t, .c and .h 
> files.
> Perl continues to flourish into its fourth decade thanks to a 
> vibrantcommunity of users and developers. The following people are 
> known to have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.38.0:
> Alex, Alexander Nikolov, Alex Davies, Andreas König, Andrew Fresh, 
> Andrew Ruthven, Andy Lester, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Arne Johannessen, A. 
> Sinan Unur, Bartosz Jarzyna, Bart Van Assche, Benjamin Smith, Bram, 
> Branislav Zahradník, Brian Greenfield, Bruce Gray, Chad Granum, Chris 
> 'BinGOs' Williams, chromatic, Clemens Wasser, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn 
> Ilmari
> Mannsåker, Dan Book, danielnachun, Dan Jacobson, Dan Kogai, David 
> Cantrell, David Golden, David Mitchell, E. Choroba, Ed J, Ed Sabol, 
> Elvin Aslanov, Eric Herman, Felipe Gasper, Ferenc Erki, Firas Khalil 
> Khana, Florian Weimer, Graham Knop, Håkon Hægland, Harald Jörg, 
> H.Merijn Brand, Hugo van der Sanden, James E Keenan, James Raspass, 
> jkahrman, Joe McMahon, Johan Vromans, Jonathan Stowe, Jon Gentle, 
> Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Kenichi Ishigaki, Kenneth Ölwing, 
> Kurt Fitzner, Leon Timmermans, Li Linjie, Loren Merritt, Lukas Mai, 
> Marcel Telka, Mark Jason Dominus, Mark Shelor, Matthew Horsfall, 
> Matthew O. Persico, Mattia Barbon, Max Maischein, Mohammad S Anwar, 
> Nathan Mills, Neil Bowers, Nicholas Clark, Nicolas Mendoza, Nicolas R, 
> Paul Evans, Paul Marquess, Peter John Acklam, Peter Levine, Philippe
> Bruhat (BooK), Reini Urban, Renee Baecker, Ricardo Signes, Richard 
> Leach, Russ Allbery, Scott Baker, Sevan Janiyan, Sidney Markowitz, 
> Sisyphus, Steve Hay, TAKAI Kousuke, Todd Rinaldo, Tomasz Konojacki, 
> Tom Stellard, Tony Cook,
> Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Unicode Consortium, vsfos, Yves Orton, Zakariyya 
> Mughal, Zefram, 小鸡.
> 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 make the first development snapshot of perl v5.39 on July 
> 20th, 2023.  The next major stable release of Perl should appear in 
> the first half of 2024.
> -- 
> rjbs
> on behalf of the Perl Steering Council
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