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Tuesday August 04, 2009
08:14 PM

(Something) to be released around October 2010

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"During YAPC::Europe 2009 in Lisbon, Patrick Michaud, the Rakudo Compiler Pumpking, has just announced that Rakudo Star will be released in Spring 2010."

I'm not sure if Patrick actually used those terms, but I'd just like to remind folks that using seasons to indicate international release schedules is one of the most pointless and annoying things you can do.

It's much better to at least pick a month or a quarter. Summer means December/January, Autumn is meaningless since there's not really any noticeable climatic difference and the trees don't know it's Autumn (since they stay green all year round), Winter usually means mid-late May when the first snow hits the mountains and the temperate drops 10 degrees overnight, and Spring usually means October (some would say September, but until the football finals are over it doesn't really feel like it).

Of course, I'm sure the Rakudo Star release will slip a bit from October. But this does leave us releasing around about Christmas just as we originally said.

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