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+ Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 compiler development release #53 ("Frankfurt")
+
+On behalf of the Rakudo development team, I'm glad to announce the
+June 2012 release of Rakudo Perl #53 "Frankfurt". Rakudo is an
+implementation of Perl 6 on the Parrot Virtual Machine (see
+<http://www.parrot.org>). The tarball for this release
+is available from <http://github.com/rakudo/rakudo/downloads>.
+
+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
+<http://github.com/rakudo/star/downloads>.
+
+The Rakudo Perl compiler follows a monthly release cycle, with each
+release named after a Perl Mongers group. The June 2012 release is
+code named after Frankfurt.
+
+This release includes a whole lot of changes since the last one, including:
+
+TODO: list of changes here
+
+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:
+
+TODO: add people here
+
+If you would like to contribute, see <http://rakudo.org/how-to-help>,
+ask on the perl6-compiler@perl.org mailing list, or ask on IRC #perl6
+on freenode.
+
+The next release of Rakudo (#54) is scheduled for July 19, 2012. A
+list of the other planned release dates and code names for 2012 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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2012-04-19 Rakudo #51 "Brazos Valley" (Coke)
2012-04-25 2012.04.1 (moritz)
2012-05-17 Rakudo #52 "MadMongers" (tadzik)
+ 2012-06-21 Rakudo #53 "Frankfurt" (duff)
=head2 Planned 2012 releases
Dates are based on Parrot's expected release schedule.
- 2012-06-21 Rakudo #53 duff
2012-07-19 Rakudo #54 masak
2012-08-23 Rakudo #55 tadzik
2012-09-20 Rakudo #56
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=head2 Suggested .pm group names for future releases
- Frankfurt (YAPC::EU 2012)
-
More names can be gotten from L<http://www.pm.org> if you
can't think of one with any particular significance to Perl
6 or Rakudo.

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