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+We want a Perl 6 book. We want it badly enough to write it ourselves. So that's
+what we're doing: writing one.
+
+You can download the preliminary PDF version of the book at
+http://cloud.github.com/downloads/perl6/book/book-2009-11.pdf
+
+Changes/additions to the Perl 6 book since the previous release:
+
+* Lots of grammar and typo fixes
+* Added relationship between Perl 6 and Perl 5 to preface
+* Avoid mojibake where possble
+* Basics chapter
+ - created this chapter
+ - fleshed out some examples
+ - added some exercises
+* Regex chapter
+ - added some text on subsitution and look-arounds
+ - added explanation of Match objects
+ - added character classes
+* Grammar chapter
+ - added explanation of inheritance in Perl 6 grammars
+ - added explanation of grammar action methods
+* Objects chapter
+ - added some exercises with answers
+
+There have also been some changes to the support scripts and support
+documents for producing the book. These include:
+
+* Updated outline of the book
+* Added technical TODOs
+* Added some sample scripts to be worked into various chapters
+* Add a release target for the Makefile
+* Updated the release guide
+
+Interested in helping? Check out the git repository at
+<http://github.com/perl6/book>, and join us in
+irc://freenode.net#perl6book.
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+<p>We want a Perl 6 book. We want it badly enough to write it ourselves. So that's
+what we're doing: writing one.</p>
+
+<p><a href="http://cloud.github.com/downloads/perl6/book/book-2009-11.pdf"
+>Download the preliminary PDF version of the book</a></p>
+
+<p>Changes/additions to the Perl 6 book since the previous release:</p>
+
+<ul>
+<li>Lots of grammar and typo fixes</li>
+<li>Added relationship between Perl 6 and Perl 5 to preface</li>
+<li>Avoid mojibake where possble</li>
+<li>Basics chapter</li>
+<ul>
+ <li>created this chapter</li>
+ <li>fleshed out some examples</li>
+ <li>added some exercises</li>
+</ul>
+<li>Regex chapter</li>
+<ul>
+ <li>added some text on subsitution and look-arounds</li>
+ <li>added explanation of Match objects</li>
+ <li>added character classes</li>
+</ul>
+<li>Grammars chapter</li>
+<ul>
+ <li>added explanation of inheritance in Perl 6 grammars</li>
+ <li>added explanation of grammar action methods</li>
+</ul>
+<li>Objects chapter</li>
+<ul>
+ <li>added some exercises with answers</li>
+</ul>
+</ul>
+
+<p>There have also been some changes to the support scripts and support
+documents for producing the book. These include:</p>
+
+<ul>
+<li>Updated outline of the book</li>
+<li>Added technical TODOs</li>
+<li>Added some sample scripts to be worked into various chapters</li>
+<li>Add a release target for the Makefile</li>
+<li>Updated the release guide</li>
+</ul>
+
+<p>Interested in helping? Check out <a href="http://github.com/perl6/book"
+>the git repository</a>, and join us in <code>irc://freenode.net#perl6book</code>.</p>

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