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Parrot 5.6.0 "Psittacosaurus" Released!

Bruce Gray
July 17, 2013 22:06
Parrot 5.6.0 "Psittacosaurus" Released!
Message ID:
   Psittacosaurus (...from the Greek for "parrot lizard")...
   notable for being the most species-rich dinosaur genus.

   Psittacosaurus is not as familiar to the general public
   as its distant relative Triceratops but it is one of the
   most completely known dinosaur genera.

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.6.0, also known
as "Psittacosaurus".  Parrot ( is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 5.6.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site
(, or by following the
download instructions at  For those who would like
to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Git to
retrieve the source code to get the latest and best Parrot code.

Parrot 5.6.0 News:
   - Build
       + Makefile dependencies are now compatible with VMS make.
   - Documentation
       + The main README is now more helpful.

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:
8e2d2ddaff36c2c960236c94f868f0eea28740e306345ee42df84bcd9aa146a6 parrot-5.6.0.tar.gz
5cd1a7d413eee32fa9d1218b8475d810fbc7a80c4112a5590c8b060255f95fd7 parrot-5.6.0.tar.bz2

Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project.  Our next scheduled release is 20 Aug 2013.

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