[Parrot-users] Parrot 2.6.0 "Red-rumped" supported release.

Will Coleda will at coleda.com
Wed Jul 21 04:14:50 UTC 2010

What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
  —T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm happy to announce Parrot 2.6.0
"Red-rumped." Parrot (http://parrot.org/) is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 2.6.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site, or follow the
download instructions at http://parrot.org/download. For those who would like to
develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion
on the source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code.

SHA digests for this release are:

Comprising about 4 weeks worth of development, this release contains
code from 25 authors across 202 files.

The following people have contributed to this release of parrot:

Julian Albo, Daniel Arbelo Arrocha, Geoff Broadwell (japhb), Vasily
Chekalkin, chromatic, Will "Coke" Coleda, Tyler Curtis, Andy
Dougherty, Gej, Bruce Gray, John Harrison, Michael H. Hind, James E
Keenan (Jim), Moritz A Lenz, Andy Lester, Jonathan Leto, Peter
Lobsinger, Patrick R. Michaud, Christoph Otto a.k.a. cotto, François
Perrad, Gerd Pokorra, Karthink Thakore, Nat Tuck, Andrew Whitworth,
and Jonathan Worthington.

Updates in this release include:

Parrot 2.6.0 News:
- Core
 + Plug some memory leaks
 + As always, bug fixes and some optimizations
- Runtime
 + added (experimental) URI::Escape
- Testing
 + Improved test coverage of core parrot
- Documentation
 + Updated the Squaak tutorial to use modern NQP-rx and PCT
- Platforms
 + The Fedora package 'parrot-devel' install the files for syntax-highlighting
   and automatic indenting for the vim editor
- NQP-rx
 + Updated version included from http://github.com/perl6/nqp-rx includes
   new or improved: regex backtracking, named assertions, interactive mode,
   and setting (a minimal but useful runtime library)

Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible. Our next
scheduled release is 17 August 2010.

Will "Coke" Coleda

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