Perl pumpking Jarkko Hietaniemi notes that he intends to push out the 5.7.0 release -- the first development release leading to the 5.8.0 release -- Real Soon Now. He's updating perldelta (the documentation of the changes since the last version), and the current archive moving toward 5.7.0 is at

"Check that your favorite patch is in, check that your favourite module still works, check that it still works on your favourite platform. Yes, I know it's a development release, but I still would prefer not to wreak havoc more than necessary," he said.