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Parrot 5.10.0 "Sun Conure" Released!

Bruce Gray
November 22, 2013 13:35
Parrot 5.10.0 "Sun Conure" Released!
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	They bridge time and space.
	They connect the living and the dead.

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	like "bread to the Famished."
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		-- from "Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations" [2nd ed], by Sy Safransky
			(Inadvertently creating a meta-meta-quote)

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.10.0, also known
as "Sun Conure".  Parrot ( is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 5.10.0 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 5.10.0 News:
   - Core
       + Fixed bareword method names check for " in imcc [GH #1015]
       + Moved eval from eval.pmc to HLLCompile and use new packfile API.
         This is a prerequisite for --target=pbc in the HLLCompiler [GH #937]
       + Merged branch 'new-packfile-api' [GH #937]
           = Removed Eval PMC
           = IMCCompiler now returns PackfileView instead of Eval.
           = Added Parrot_pf_single_sub_by_tag() to packfile API.
           = Added first_sub_in_const_table() to PackfileView PMC as a
             stopgap until properly tagged subs are generated.
   - Build
       + Removed wrong -Wlogical-op exception for imcparser.c [GH #1015]
       + Fixed parsing for OpenGL 4.1 on OS X Mavericks. [GH #1016]
   - Documentation
   - Tests
   - Community

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:
417d504ccf557528d179c9f25df4f8430d5ec1e703ea63126d722452bfd38be3 parrot-5.10.0.tar.gz
6030f72adccdb577a8e781e3d81c52dc60d68c6a9e2be626db3cff69e1f36ce5 parrot-5.10.0.tar.bz2

Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project.  Our next scheduled release is 17 Dec 2013.

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