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-Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 development release #19 ("TODO")
+Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 development release #19 ("Chicago")
On behalf of the Rakudo development team, I'm pleased to announce
-the June 2009 development release of Rakudo Perl #19 "TODO".
+the June 2009 development release of Rakudo Perl #19 "Chicago".
Rakudo is an implementation of Perl 6 on the Parrot Virtual Machine [1].
The tarball for the July 2009 release is available from
http://github.com/rakudo/rakudo/downloads .
@@ -13,12 +13,16 @@ the latest source directly from the main repository at github.
More details are available at http://rakudo.org/how-to-get-rakudo .
Rakudo Perl follows a monthly release cycle, with each release code named
-after a Perl Mongers group. TODO: reason for $release_name
-
+after a Perl Mongers group. The July 2009 release is named "Chicago",
+as chosen by Perl 6 contributor Kyle Hasselbacher. Kyle has been
+doing a truly outstanding job of turning open tickets in the RT queues
+into tests for the spectest suite. Chicago.pm has been the host for
+the 2006 and 2008 YAPC::NA conferences and sponsored Perl 6 hackathons
+at each conference.
In this release of Rakudo Perl, we've focused our efforts on quality
-improvements and bootstrapping; to that goal we wrote the first operators
-in Perl 6.
+improvements and bootstrapping. We now have operators and additional
+builtin functions written in Perl 6.
Some of the specific major changes and improvements in this release include:
@@ -27,17 +31,17 @@ Some of the specific major changes and improvements in this release include:
Rakudo is now passing [TODO] of the available spectest suite.
* Operators can now be written in Perl 6, and this has been done for the
- series operator '...', 'eqv' and the 'leg' operator
+ series operator '...', 'eqv' and the 'leg' operator.
* The multi dispatcher has been refactored extensively, and now handles many
more edge cases correctly.
* User defined traits now follow the specification much more closely; some
- built-in traits are written in Perl 6
+ built-in traits are written in Perl 6.
-* Improved testing: when Rakudo dies with a Null PMC Access, this is now
- never considered a success, even if throwing an exception, forcing more
- informative error messages to be emitted.
+* Improved testing: Null PMC Access exceptions are never considered
+ "successful" by the test suite, even if the test was expecting a
+ (different) exception to be thrown.
* Improved introspection: you can now get a list of roles composed into a
class, and a list of attributes.
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2009-04-23 Rakudo #16 "Bratislava"
2009-05-21 Rakudo #17 "Stockholm"
2009-06-18 Rakudo #18 "Pittsburgh"
+ 2009-07-23 Rakudo #19 "Chicago"
=head2 Planned 2009 releases
Dates are based on Parrot's expected release schedule.
- 2009-07-23 Rakudo #19
2009-08-20 Rakudo #20
2009-09-17 Rakudo #21
2009-10-22 Rakudo #22

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