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Prepare for the 7.10.0 release.


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


Prepare for the 7.8.0 release.


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."

"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 on 17/08/2015


Prepare for the 7.6.0 release.


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." -


Prepare for the 7.4.0 release.


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." -


Prepare for the 7.2.0 release.


Release 7.1.0 - Lilian's Lovebird
"Recently, cases of Lilian's lovebird poisoning have intensified although it
is not known why poachers are poisoning the birds.  Lilian's lovebird
researchers assume poachers mean to poison larger mammals and lovebirds fall
victims." -
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