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Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 compiler development release #40 ("ZA")
On behalf of the Rakudo development team, I'm happy to announce the
April 2011 release of Rakudo Perl #40 "ZA". Rakudo is an
implementation of Perl 6 on the Parrot Virtual Machine (see
<>). The tarball for the April 2011 release
is available from <>.
Please note: This announcement is not for the Rakudo Star distribution --
it's announcing a new release of the compiler only. For the latest
Rakudo Star release, see <>.
The Rakudo Perl compiler follows a monthly release cycle, with each
release named after a Perl Mongers group. The April 2011 release is
code named "ZA" after in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South
Africa because the denizens of #perl6 have an unusual facination with
zebras and ZA just happens to have a "Z" and, according to my meager
research, there are indeed zebras in the area. :-)
Some of the specific changes and improvements occurring with this
release include:
* implemented Str.indent
* A new, much simpler API and implemention of IO::Socket::INET
For a more detailed list of changes, see "docs/ChangeLog".
The development team thanks all of our contributors and sponsors for
making Rakudo Perl possible, as well as those people who worked on
Parrot, the Perl 6 test suite and the specification.
The following people contributed to this release:
Moritz Lenz, Tadeusz Sośnierz, Martin Berends, Andy Lester,
Jonathan Scott Duff, flussence, Patrick Abi Salloum, Carl Masak,
If you would like to contribute, see <>, ask on
the mailing list, or ask on IRC #perl6 on freenode.
The next release of Rakudo (#41) is scheduled for May 19, 2011.
A list of the other planned release dates and code names for 2011 is
available in the "docs/release_guide.pod" file. In general, Rakudo
development releases are scheduled to occur two days after each
Parrot monthly release. Parrot releases the third Tuesday of each month.
Have fun!
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