[Pdx-pm] Fwd: Parrot 0.4.15 "Augean Stable" released!

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 16:07:14 PDT 2007

And now it is new news.

Anybody interested in a parrot-related session?  Since we have no 
speaker for next month, maybe we just open the code and start reading?

On a related note, there are rumors that some people might get together 
somewhere on the west side and hack on the test suite to enable some 
TAP::Parser goodness.  Let me know if you're interested and I'll put 
you in the loop (when the loop forms.)


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Subject: Parrot 0.4.15 "Augean Stable" released!
Date: Wednesday 22 August 2007 12:15 pm
From: "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud at pobox.com>
To: parrot-porters at perl.org
Cc: perl6-announce at perl.org, perl6-language at perl.org, 
perl6-compiler at perl.org, perl5-porters at perl.org

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.15
"Augean Stable." Parrot (http://parrotcode.org/) is a virtual
machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 0.4.15 can be obtained via CPAN (soon), or follow the
download instructions at http://parrotcode.org/source.html.
For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop
Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion or SVK on the
source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code.

Parrot 0.4.15 News:
- Implementation:
 + Lots of code review, many bugs fixed
 + Many more code cleanups and compiler warning levels
 + Started a new jit engine for 64-bit processors
 + Refactored configure process, with tests and new diagnostic options
 + Added new CodeString PMC for dynamic generation of PIR code
 + More pdd15 support for object metamodel.
- Languages:
 + Added NQP ("Not Quite Perl"), a very lightweight Perl 6-like
 language + Significant improvements and refactors to PCT (Parrot
 Compiler Toolkit) + perl6 passes more spec tests
 + Lua works now with a PGE/TGE/PAST-pm based compiler, lives in one
 pbc, and the interpreter has same behavior as original.
- Documentation
 + Added a committers' HOWTO
 + More PIR tutorial examples
 + Added PAUSE guide

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our
sponsors for supporting this project.



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