[Parrot-users] Parrot 2.10.0 "Pesquet's" released!

Tyler Curtis tyler.l.curtis at gmail.com
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
(ftp://ftp.parrot.org/pub/parrot/releases/devel/2.10.0/), 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 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! https://github.com/parrot/parrot
 + 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     http://pl.parrot.org
 + 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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