Hands up who is frustrated that mainstream Linux distros rarely contain the latest stable release of Perl?
Today I installed the current alpha release of the next Ubuntu LTS Precise Pangolin. I was pleased to discover that the included version of perl is 5.14.2
This is especially significant because Ubuntu 12.04 is an LTS (Long Term Support) release which will be recommended for servers, and will get 5 years of support till April 2017. By that time Perl 5.14 will be quite old, but those of us in the perl community who are supporting Ubuntu server installations in 5 years time will be thankful that it is not an even older release.
Edit: Just to be clear, I do not speak for Ubuntu, so this is not official, just my observation.