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perl 5.16.2 is now available

by Tanktalus (Canon)
on Nov 02, 2012 at 19:46 UTC ( #1002037=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

I don't know about you, but after the, um, delay between 5.8 and 5.10, I'm excited about new releases :-)

Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint, trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehe +ad to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself, he whistled an air and, as is always done on suh occasions, asked it the ritual question of how much is two plus two. The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up, current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall, transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored o +n, as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe t +o solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration, valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN! -- Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad, Trurl's Machine We are happy to announce Perl 5.16.2, the third stable release of Perl 5.16. You will soon be able to download Perl 5.16.2 from your favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:
https://metacpan.org/release/RJBS/perl-5.16.2/
SHA1 digests for this release are: 674380237fa5a44447c6531e15bd3590d987e4b4 perl-5.16.2.tar.bz2 9e20e38e3460ebbac895341fd70a02189d03a490 perl-5.16.2.tar.gz You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" locate +d in the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web. Perl 5.16.2 represents approximately 2 months of development since Per +l 5.16.1 and contains approximately 740 lines of changes across 20 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 5.16.2: Andy Dougherty, Craig A. Berry, Darin McBride, Dominic Hargreaves, Kar +en Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Peter Martini, 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. We expect to release Perl 5.17.6 on November 11, 2012. The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 5.18.0, should appear in May 2013.

Update: 5.16.2 delta pod

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Re: perl 5.16.2 is now available
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 02, 2012 at 20:07 UTC

    Why do these announcements always contains 50% bad prose; 45% boilerplate; and 0% useful information about *what has changed*.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
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      That's because 5.16 is a stable branch, and nothing of importance has changed since 5.16.1. The announcements for development versions or for the first versions in any stable branch always mention lots of changes.

        If nothing of importance has changed, why release at all? In fact there are important changes - bugfixes.
      The Chinese distribute backdoored tarballs of perl in source form. If the announcements are not posted far and wide across the land, you might be rootkited. Think of your financial data and change all your passwords immediately.

      Seems that there are different oppinions on the announcements. I like that they start with some prose (and I usually like that prose). And I have to disagree with your claim of 0% useful information: after all the announcement contains a reference where to find the list of changes...

      So long! Rata

        Even a simple link to the perl5delta on github or similar would be better than nothing.

        But the effort required to c&p the appropriate bit of that document into the announcement, is surely less than that expended digging up the pointless, meaningless, random literary quotes.

        Can you imagine Ford or Toyota announcing their latest car and telling you to look at the workshop manual for the selling points.


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        RIP Neil Armstrong

Re: perl 5.16.2 is now available
by thomas895 (Hermit) on Nov 03, 2012 at 07:27 UTC

    Already? And I just installed 5.16.1 two weeks ago!
    How time() flies!

    ~Thomas~ 
    "Excuse me for butting in, but I'm interrupt-driven..."

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