Strawberry Perl is released quarterly and aimed to be available for download on the second Monday of the month (which also means Sunday afternoon in the Hawaii and the Americas)
This quarter, the target release date is October the 13th.
If anyone has any requests for new features to be integrated, please say so now.
Anyone responsible for a module that Strawberry bundles who wants to get new additions into the new release, now is the time to get your new production releases out so I can pick them up.
In the last two days, we've already seen major new releases of Module::Build and ExtUtils::MakeMaker, inching the toolchain closer to complete configure_requires support.
So far this release cycle, I've already flagged the addition of a zero-conf setup for CPANPLUS, so that it works out the box, and rejected any suggestions that I start adding patches to the official Perl release (even to support something as neat as Data::Alias or Module::Signature).
(Having spent a year battling RedHat Perl and it's patched craptasticness, there's no way that I'm patching Perl).
This release will also (hopefully) see the first full beta release of Portable Perl.