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Some more updates in preparation for Thursday's release.

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@@ -7,6 +7,11 @@ New in 2009-06 release
+ initial implementation of Temporal (date/time related objects)
+ type checking of implicit return values
+ improved introspection methods
++ cleaned up IO methods
++ automatically transcode to iso-8859-1 for faster parsing when possible
++ refactored and corrected assignment, .succ, .pred, C<++>, C<-->,
+ postcircumfix:<[ ]>, Whatever
++ "module Foo;" now allows statements before it
New in 2009-05 release
+ updated docs/ROADMAP
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+Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 development release #18 ("Pittsburgh")
+On behalf of the Rakudo development team, I'm pleased to announce
+the May 2009 development release of Rakudo Perl #18 "Pittsburgh".
+Rakudo is an implementation of Perl 6 on the Parrot Virtual Machine [1].
+The tarball for the June 2009 release is available from
+ .
+Due to the continued rapid pace of Rakudo development and the
+frequent addition of new Perl 6 features and bugfixes, we continue
+to recommend that people wanting to use or work with Rakudo obtain
+the latest source directly from the main repository at github.
+More details are available at .
+Rakudo Perl follows a monthly release cycle, with each release code named
+after a Perl Mongers group. This release is named "Pittsburgh", which
+is the host for YAPC|10 (YAPC::NA 2009) [2] and the Parrot Virtual Machine
+Workshop [3]. has also sponsored hackathons for Rakudo
+Perl as part of the 2008 Pittsburgh Perl Workshop [4].
+In this release of Rakudo Perl, we've made the following major changes
+and improvements:
+* Rakudo is now passing NN,NNN spectests, an increase of NNN
+ passing tests since the May 2009 release. With this release
+ Rakudo is now passing NN% of the available spectest suite.
+[...more items here...]
+The development team thanks all of our contributors and sponsors for
+making Rakudo Perl possible. If you would like to contribute,
+see , ask on the
+mailing list, or ask on IRC #perl6 on freenode.
+The next release of Rakudo (#19) is scheduled for July 23, 2009.
+A list of the other planned release dates and codenames for 2009 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!
+[1] Parrot,
+[2] YAPC|10
+[3] Parrot Virtual Machine Workshop,
+[4] Pittsburgh Perl Workshop,

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