[sf-perl] Fw: Perl 5.14.2 is now available

Fred Moyer fred at redhotpenguin.com
Tue Sep 27 13:00:43 PDT 2011

5.14.2 is out! Just in time to brew up tonight.

Forwarded message:

> From: Florian Ragwitz <rafl at debian.org>
> To: perl5-porters at perl.org
> Date: Monday, September 26, 2011 8:08:05 AM
> Subject: Perl 5.14.2 is now available
>  It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they
>  have them--they do value them. But they're not the sort of thing
>  that would ever catch on if they had to overcome the marketing
>  barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will catch on at all--I'm
>  worried enough about it that I specifically included an awk-to-perl
>  translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
>  inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
>  So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that
>  the mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work
>  environment, or from the heart of the programmer.
>  -- Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992 at devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV (mailto:992 at devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV)>
> It gives me great pleasure to announce Perl 5.14.2, the third stable
> release of Perl 5.14.
> You can download Perl 5.14.2 from your favorite CPAN mirror or from:
> https://metacpan.org/release/FLORA/perl-5.14.2/
> SHA1 digests for this release are:
>  e48d11c6fd1ee61985b475d7f261d774296a1367 perl-5.14.2.tar.bz2
>  df1549d65cdef2b20023af83ecaa2a024109a5ad perl-5.14.2.tar.gz
> This release contains bug fixes, build fixes and documentation
> updates. It should be fully backward compatible with Perl 5.14.0.
> Perl 5.14.2 is a recommended upgrade for all users of Perl 5.14.
> You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" located
> in the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web at:
> https://metacpan.org/module/FLORA/perl-5.14.2/pod/perldelta.pod
> Perl 5.14.2 represents approximately three months of development since
> Perl 5.14.1 and contains approximately 1200 lines of changes across 61
> files from 9 authors.
> Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant
> community of users and developers. The following people are known to
> have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.14.2:
> Craig A. Berry, David Golden, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz,
> H.Merijn Brand, Karl Williamson, Nicholas Clark, Pau Amma and Ricardo
> Signes.
> We expect to release Perl 5.14.3 in mid-December 2011, followed by Perl
> 5.14.4 in mid-March 2012. The next major release of Perl 5, 5.16.0
> should appear in spring 2012.

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