in reply to Why isn't a newer version of a module installable from cpan?

Sounds like the official maintainer is still PALANT, and unless they either give maintainership away or it it gets taken from them by the CPAN gods, their most recent version will be the official 'latest release'. (This prevents modules from getting stolen/hijacked.)

MISHOO can petition for maintainership if they want, and it sounds like they probably should, if PALANT's version no longer is building on current boxes.