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+ Announce: Niecza Perl 6 v19
+
+This is the nineteenth release of Niecza Perl 6, as usual scheduled on
+the last Monday of the month. Most of the activity this month has been
+on the non-bootstrap branch (see below). It has now been two years since
+the first commit to the Niecza repository. Hard to beleive.
+
+You can obtain a build of Niecza from [1]. This build contains a
+working compiler as a set of .exe and .dll files suitable for use with
+Mono or Microsoft .NET. If you wish to follow latest developments,
+you can obtain the source from [2]; however, you still need a
+binary for bootstrapping.
+
+Niecza is a Perl 6 compiler project studying questions about the
+efficient implementability of Perl 6 features. It currently targets
+the Common Language Runtime; both Mono and Microsoft .NET are known to
+work. On Windows, Cygwin is required for source builds only; see the
+README for details.
+
+
+ List of changes
+
+
+
+[Breaking changes]
+
+&spew has been renamed &spurt now that a name for it exists in spec.
+
+
+
+[Minor changes]
+
+Added Mu.take. (Solomon Foster)
+
+Undefined strings returned from CLR methods now box correctly.
+
+Zero-argument [min] and [max] are now supported.
+
+Multi-subset and multi-superset operations on Bags are now supported.
+(Solomon Foster)
+
+
+
+ non-bootstrap Branch
+
+This is an effort to move the compiler core away from full Perl 6 and explore
+consequences of the move, especially in the domains of installability, build
+system simplification, and metaprogramming support.
+
+
+
+ Getting involved
+
+Contact sorear in irc.freenode.net #perl6 or via the sender address of
+this mailing. Also check out the TODO file; whether you want to work
+on stuff on it, or have cool ideas to add to it, both are good.
+
+
+[1] https://github.com/downloads/sorear/niecza/niecza-19.zip
+[2] https://github.com/sorear/niecza

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