Parrot 2.10.0 "Pesquet's" released!

Tyler Curtis tyler.l.curtis at
Tue Nov 16 20:44:20 UTC 2010

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 2.10.0
"Pesquet's". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic

Parrot 2.10.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site
(, or follow
the download instructions at For those who
would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we
recommend using Git on our source code repository</a> to get the
latest and best Parrot code.

SHA digests for this release are:

Parrot 2.10.0 News:
- Core
 + We are on github now!
 + Configure, build and test subsystems were made Git-aware
 + New parrot_config key 'osvers' which contains
   Operating System Version information
 + Updated to the latest nqp-rx
 + A proper exception is now thrown on IO read errors
 + Garbage Collector optimizations and memory leak fixes
 + Deprecated charset ops were removed
 + Configure system learned to detect IPv6
 + The mk_language_shell and create_language scripts have not yet been
   ported to Git.
- Documentation
 + How To Use Git to work on Parrot
 + Git Terminology
- Platforms
- Testing
 + Increased coverage on: String, FixedBooleanArray, PMCProxy, LexPad
- Community
 + Macports portfile updated to 2.6.0
 + A Fedora package for PL/Parrot ( postgresql-plparrot ) was created
   This package allows you to write stored procedures for PostgreSQL in
   PIR or Rakudo Perl 6
 + Parrot Foundation is teaming up with The Perl Foundation and taking
   part in Google Code-In 2010. Learn about it and how to get involved here:

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project. Our next release is 21 December 2010.

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