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+ Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 compiler development release #54 ("XXX")
+On behalf of the Rakudo development team, I'm glad to announce the
+July 2012 release of Rakudo Perl #54 "XXX". Rakudo is an
+implementation of Perl 6 on the Parrot Virtual Machine (see
+<>). The tarball for this 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 July 2012 release is
+code named after XXX
+This release includes a lot of changes since the last one, including:
+* SAFE.setting is deprecated, use RESTRICTED.setting instead
+This is only a small peek at the changes in this release. For a more
+detailed list, 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:
+Contributors to Rakudo since the release on 2012-06-21:
+If you would like to contribute, see <>,
+ask on the mailing list, or ask on IRC #perl6
+on freenode.
+The next release of Rakudo (#55) is scheduled for August 23, 2012. A
+list of the other planned release dates and code names for upcoming
+releases is available in the "docs/release_guide.pod" file.
+In general, Rakudo development releases are scheduled to occur soon
+after each Parrot monthly release. Parrot releases the third Tuesday
+of each month.
+On behalf of the development team, I encourage you to try the new release.
+Have fun, and let us know about your experience.
+[*] What's the difference between the Rakudo compiler and the Rakudo
+ Star distribution?
+ The Rakudo compiler is a compiler for the Perl 6 language.
+ Nothing else.
+ The Rakudo Star distribution is the Rakudo compiler plus a selection
+ of useful Perl 6 modules, the most recent incarnation of the "Using
+ Perl 6" book, and other software that can be used with the Rakudo
+ compiler to enhance its utility. Rakudo Star is meant for early
+ adopters who wish to explore what's possible with Rakudo Perl 6 and
+ provide feedback on what works, what doesn't, and what else they
+ would like to see included in the distribution.

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