Parrot 7.0.2 Hotfix released

Reini Urban rurban at
Thu Jan 29 10:55:25 UTC 2015

We detected and fixed two bugs and regressions from 6.10.0 which
failed to build parrot on Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Visual
Studio C++.

- Wrong function ptr cast on win64
- Wrong SAL annotations on msvc cl < 16.00

Other minor changes in this hotfix:
- Optimize away ExtUtils::Command on posix systems. #1177
- Fix cpu config values for gcc_cmpxchg to include atomic/gcc_x86.o on amd64.
  Harmonized the cpu config keys, no $platform_has_$feature
  keys anymore, just HAS_$PLATFORM_$feature. #1173
- Improved msvc configuration from a mingw perl. #1191

Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.
Parrot 7.0.2 is available on Parrot's FTP site, or by following the
download instructions. For those who want to hack on Parrot or
languages that run on top of Parrot, we recommend our organization
page on GitHub, or you can go directly to the official Parrot Git repo
on Github

To clone the Parrot Git repo into a directory called 'parrot', use the
    git clone git://

If you want it to be in a directory other than 'parrot', then just
give that as a second argument to clone:
    git clone git:// parrot_foo

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our
sponsors for supporting this project. Our next scheduled release is at
17 Feb 2015.
Reini Urban

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