[Parrot-users] Parrot 5.5.0 "Salvadori's Fig Parrot" Released!
bruce.gray at acm.org
Wed Jun 19 05:03:26 UTC 2013
Obi-Wan: That boy is our last hope.
Yoda: No. There is another.
-- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.5.0, also known
as "Salvadori's Fig Parrot". Parrot (http://parrot.org/) is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages.
Parrot 5.5.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site
(ftp://ftp.parrot.org/pub/parrot/releases/devel/5.5.0/), or by following 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 to
retrieve the source code to get the latest and best Parrot code.
Parrot 5.5.0 News:
+ Configure options are now allowed to be quoted.
+ Fixed build on Win32.
+ Updated location of NQP on Win32.
+ Fixed Parrot::Distribution detection.
+ Noted that RESPONSIBLE_PARTIES is mostly out of date.
+ Stopped testing native PBC on 64bit LE, due to lack of access to
+ Added tool: make_upload_commands.pl
+ Parrot has been awarded 3 student slots in Google Summer of Code 2013!
This means that 3 lucky students will be on a paid internship from
Google to work on these accepted proposals:
= Saurabh Kumar - "Update parrot-libgit2 to latest libgit2 release"
= Denis Boyun - "Improve Web UI of App::Parrot::Create"
+ YAPC::NA::2013 hosted 4 days of Hackathon, focusing on the next
generation of Perl implementations.
= Huge Success!
+ MoarVM was unveiled:
+ P2 on Potion was debuted:
The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:
Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project. Our next scheduled release is 16 Jul 2013.
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