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Florian RagwitzMar 20, 2011 12:51 pm 
Subject:Perl 5.13.11 is now available
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Date:Mar 20, 2011 12:51:24 pm

When the full-grown poet came, Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine; But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled, Nay he is mine alone; --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each by the hand; And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly holding hands, Which he will never release until he reconciles the two, And wholly and joyously blends them.

-- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

It gives me great pleasure to announce the release of Perl 5.13.11.

This is the twelfth and last DEVELOPMENT release in the 5.13.x series. The blead branch is now under a full code freeze until the release of Perl 5.14.0.

5.14.0, with its first release candidate due one month from today, will be the first stable release of the Perl 5.14 series.

You can find a list of high-profile changes in this release in the file "perldelta.pod" inside the distribution.

You can (or will shortly be able to) download this release from:

The release's SHA1 signatures are:

755331fefeaed99528499b9ba11ac17007074815 perl-5.13.11.tar.bz2 9babbec9aef3716f3ecdca7fe35f6e8f9181362a perl-5.13.11.tar.gz

This release is tagged as "v5.13.11" in Perl's git repository. As always, we welcome your feedback on this release.

If this version of Perl works well for you, please use the "perlthanks" tool included in this distribution to tell the all-volunteer development team how much you appreciate their work.

If you discover issues with Perl 5.13.11, please use the "perlbug" tool included in this distribution to report them.

If you write software in Perl, it is particularly important that you test your software against development releases. While we strive to maintain source compatibility with prior stable versions of Perl wherever possible, it is always possible that a well-intentioned change can have unexpected consequences. If you spot a change in a development version which breaks your code, it's much more likely that we will be able to fix it before the next stable release. If you only test your code against stable releases of Perl, it may not be possible to undo a backwards-incompatible change which breaks your code.

Perl 5.13.11 represents approximately one month of development since Perl 5.13.10 and contains approximately 80,000 lines of changes across 549 files from 31 authors and committers:

Alastair Douglas, Arvan, Boris Ratner, brian d foy, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, David Golden, David Leadbeater, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz, Jan Dubois, Karl Williamson, Kevin Ryde, Leon Brocard, Leon Timmermans, Michael Stevens, Michael Witten, Moritz Lenz, Nicholas Clark, Paul Johnson, Peter John Acklam, Reini Urban, Robin Barker, Steve Hay, Sullivan Beck, Tony Cook, Vadim Konovalov, Yves Orton, Zefram and Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason

Development versions of Perl are released monthly on or about the 20th of the month by a monthly release manager. You can expect the following upcoming releases:

April 20 - Jesse (5.14.0-RC0) May 20 - Ricardo Signes June 20 - David Golden