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+It is with a mien of amusement that I want to announce, on behalf of the whole
+Yapsi development team, the June 2010 release of Yapsi, a Perl 6 compiler
+written in Perl 6.
+
+You can get it here:
+
+ <http://github.com/downloads/masak/yapsi/yapsi-2010.06.tar.gz>
+
+Yapsi is implemented in Perl 6. It thus requires a Perl 6 implementation to
+build and run. We recommend the 'alpha' branch of Rakudo for this purpose.
+
+Yapsi releases are 'official and complete', shown here by a circular argument:
+clearly an official thing like Yapsi must be complete, and Synopsis 1 states
+that anything complete is official. QED. Yapsi passes 100% of its test suite.
+
+Instructions for getting Yapsi up and running:
+
+1. Make sure you have a built Rakudo alpha in your $PATH as 'alpha'.
+2. Download Yapsi from <http://github.com/masak/yapsi/downloads>
+3. ...
+4. Profit!
+
+The third (optional) step consists of running 'make' in the Yapsi directory.
+This will precompile Yapsi, making startup times much more bearable.
+
+The big news since last month is that Yapsi now has a logotype. It's a
+picture of a Möbius band, to symbolize self-loopiness, recursion and
+twisted ideas.
+
+Yapsi consists of a compiler and a runtime. The program is compiled down into
+an instruction code called SIC, which doesn't stand for anything [sic]. All SIC
+listings start with a versioning line saying e.g. "This is SIC v2010.06". At
+this point during Yapsi development, we provide no guarantees about backwards
+compatibility whatsoever. Expect breakage between monthly releases.
+
+An overarching goal for making a Perl 6 compiler-and-runtime is to use it as
+a server for various other projects, which will hook in at different steps:
+
+* A time-traveling debugger (tardis), which will hook into the runtime.
+* A coverage tool (lid), which will also hook into the runtime.
+* A syntax checker (sigmund), which will use output from the parser.
+
+Another overarching goal is to optimize for fun while learning about parsers,
+compilers, and runtimes. We wish you the appropriate amount of fun!

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