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Ricardo SignesAug 3, 2012 12:00 pm 
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Paul JohnsonAug 4, 2012 4:52 am 
François PerradAug 5, 2012 4:58 am 
Joaquín FerreroAug 5, 2012 6:24 am 
Ricardo SignesAug 5, 2012 7:21 am 
Ricardo SignesAug 8, 2012 3:30 pm 
Nicholas ClarkAug 9, 2012 12:26 am 
Nicholas ClarkAug 9, 2012 3:33 am 
François PerradAug 11, 2012 12:40 am 
Nicholas ClarkAug 17, 2012 6:27 am 
David GoldenAug 17, 2012 7:17 am 
ольга крыжановскаяAug 17, 2012 7:21 am 
Karl WilliamsonAug 17, 2012 8:59 am 
David MertensAug 17, 2012 8:02 pm 
Leon TimmermansAug 18, 2012 1:07 am 
Nicholas ClarkAug 18, 2012 1:52 am 
Andy DoughertyAug 20, 2012 12:20 pm 
David LeadbeaterAug 25, 2012 3:08 am 
Subject:perl 5.16.1-RC1 is now available
From:Ricardo Signes (
Date:Aug 3, 2012 12:00:46 pm

I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up. Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes. Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers. The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.

I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged

My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet. The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.

-- Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook

We are relieved to announce Perl 5.16.1, the second stable release of Perl 5.16.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.16.1 from your favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

03b5ecc72fb52ef0cc94736605d753aa7cc0518a perl-5.16.1-RC1.tar.gz cc2b60d7deb85194dd96b4d00e3551979652340e perl-5.16.1-RC1.tar.bz2

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.

Perl 5.16.1 represents approximately 2 months of development since Perl 5.16.0 and contains approximately 14,000 lines of changes across 96 files from 8 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 5.16.1:

Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Father Chrysostomos, Karl Williamson, Paul Johnson, Reini Urban, Ricardo Signes, Tony Cook.

The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically generated from version control history. In particular, it does not include the names of the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues to the Perl bug tracker.

Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN modules included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN community for helping Perl to flourish.

For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors, please see the AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.

We expect to release Perl 5.16.2 around November 1, 2012.