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Parrot 7.2.0 "Blue-crowned racquet-tail" released!

Bruce Gray
March 19, 2015 06:06
Parrot 7.2.0 "Blue-crowned racquet-tail" released!
Message ID:
   This is the bright candlelit room where the life-timers are
   stored—shelf upon shelf of them, squat hourglasses, one for every
   living person, pouring their fine sand from the future into the past.
   The accumulated hiss of the falling grains makes the room roar like
   the sea.

   This is the owner of the room, stalking through it with a preoccupied air.
   His name is Death.

   But not any Death. This is the Death whose particular sphere of
   operations is, well, not a sphere at all, but the Discworld, which is
   flat and rides on the back of four giant elephants who stand on the
   shell of the enormous star turtle Great A’Tuin, and which is bounded by
   a waterfall that cascades endlessly into space.

   Scientists have calculated that the chance of anything so patently
   absurd actually existing are millions to one.

   But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine
   times out of ten.

           -- "Mort", GNU Terry Pratchett

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 7.2.0, also known
as "Blue-crowned racquet-tail".  Parrot ( is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages. The blue-crowned racket-tail (Prioniturus discurus)
is a parrot found on all the larger islands of the Philippines not starting with "P".

Parrot 7.2.0 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 7.2.0 News:
   - Build
       + Fix warning on Win32 (with cl.exe)  when `link` is not explicitly set.

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:
f4792fc1a82040dd855f73890de6fa26759aa62f4b4ad1aa468597592b7bf3bf parrot-7.2.0.tar.gz
74e5821155eaf29d7c1655fd3b5b90a84afe23361318242947c50f59da5918e1 parrot-7.2.0.tar.bz2

Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project.  Our next scheduled release is at 21 Apr 2015.

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