Parrot 6.0.0 "Red-necked Amazon" Released!

Bruce Gray bruce.gray at
Wed Jan 22 07:10:50 UTC 2014

May your pleasures be many, your troubles be few.
   -- Cast of "Hee Haw"

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 6.0.0, also known
as "Red-necked Amazon".  Parrot ( is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 6.0.0 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 6.0.0 News:
   - Core
   - Build
   - Documentation
       + Fixed bad IPv6 examples in pdd22_io, thanks to Zefram++ [GH#1005]
   - Tests
       + Fixed failure in t/configure/062-sha1.t.
       + Updated to Unicode 6.3 (libicu5.2): U+180e Mongolian Vowel Separator
         is no whitespace anymore [GH #1015]
   - Community

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:
e150d4c5a3f12ae9d300f019bf03cca58d8e8051dd0b934222b4e4c91160cd54 parrot-6.0.0.tar.gz
6cb9223ee389a36588acf76ad8ac85e2224544468617412b1d7902e5eb8bd39b parrot-6.0.0.tar.bz2

Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project.  Our next scheduled release is 18 Feb 2014.


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