• Feb 15, 2016


    Supported release 8.1.0 "Andean Parakeet"
    + Restore make configure_tests, remove outdated t/steps/auto/labs-01.t
    + Annotate needed -Wcast-align fixes (for early armv5 systems)
    + Add missing hyperref package for latex
    + Fix typo in move_buffer_callback doc
    The Andean parakeet (Bolborhynchus orbygnesius) is a small 160 mm (6 in)
    parrot found in the upland wooded valleys of the central eastern Andes in
    Bolivia and Peru, at elevations of 1,500 m (4,900 ft) to 5,000 m (16,400
    ft).  It is solid green, darker above and lighter below, with some blue
    visible on the wings when flying.  It has a pale bill and medium length
    tail.  It is stockier and darker than the mountain parakeet.
    Most flocks are small, but sometimes include over 300 individuals. The
    Andean parakeet eats seeds, buds, and berries, and it breeds in burrows in
    steep banks.
    It was formerly known as B. andicolus - Wikipedia
  • Dec 14, 2015


    Release 7.11.0 "Amazonian parrotlet"
    * Improve darwin and cygwin build, seperate installable libparrot.
      GH #1212, 1096
    * Honor --disable-rpath on darwin, skip -install_name then
    * Update default cygwin compiler and linker to gcc with 1.7
    * Add darwin and windows smokers (travis + appveyor), prev. linux only
    * use a smaller default target: core (most parrot_utils, not all)
      make all builds now all, including docs and installables
  • Nov 20, 2015


    Prepare for the 7.10.0 release.
  • Oct 20, 2015


    Supported Release 7.9.0 - "Sangihe hanging parrot"
    - Core
        + StringBuilder.clone and ResizablePMCArray write barrier optimizations.
          1.14% faster, GH #1123
        + More StringBuilder optimizations with substr, set_pmc, push_pmc,
          i_concatenate, and do less overallocation. <1% faster. GH #1123
        + Support -D1 GC stats with --ccflags=-DMEMORY_DEBUG for --gc=ms
        + Added a Parrot_{un,}block_GC_move API for the 2 string compacting
          collectors ms and ms2
        + Deprecated ListChunk GC API and src/list.c GH #1179
        + Fixed a --gc=ms segv in Parrot_io_write_s GH #1196
        + const/ARGIN all read-only IO api arguments
        + Fixed --gc=inf string header allocation and failing tests
    - Build
        + --optimize: Replace -O2 from perl5 with -O3 on clang or gcc. GH #1185
          5% faster
        + Fixed make clean realclean and install which sometimes forgot pmc_default.h
          GH #1194, GH #1206
    - Tests
        + Use the faster travis docker infrastructure without sudo
  • Sep 16, 2015


    Prepare for the 7.8.0 release.
  • Aug 17, 2015


    Release 7.7.0 - "Red-headed Lovebird"
    "It makes its nest in a termites nest usually in a tree or sometimes on the
    ground.  To make a nest the female digs a tunnel up to a length of 30 cm (12
    in) in the termites nest in a colony with other lovebirds."
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-headed_lovebird#Breeding
    "The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat
    destruction and unsustainable levels of exploitation."
    - BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Agapornis pullarius.
    Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2015
  • Jul 23, 2015


    Prepare for the 7.6.0 release.
  • Jun 15, 2015


    Release 7.5.0 - "Yellow-collared Lovebird"
    "White eye-rings lovebirds, of which Yellow-collared lovebirds are part, are
    reportedly less aggressive in comparison to the slightly larger peach-faced
    lovebird.  They are frequently housed in aviaries with other species of
    their genus, a practice which although can be convenient, and wonderfully
    aesthetic, may lead to hybridization.  This can especially be concerning
    where other species may not be as locally common e.g.  black-cheeked
    lovebird, and Lilians lovebird." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-collared_lovebird
  • May 20, 2015


    Prepare for the 7.4.0 release.
  • Apr 21, 2015


    Supported release 7.3.0 - "Peach-faced Lovebird"
    "The rosy-faced lovebird is a fairly small bird, 17–18 cm long with an
    average wing length of 106 mm and tail length of 44–52 mm.
    Populations have been reduced in some areas by trapping for the pet trade.
    However numbers may have increased in other parts due to human creation of
    new water sources and the building of artificial structures which provide
    new nesting sites." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peach-faced_lovebird