YAPC::EU::2008 in Copenhagen ended today. During the conference a lot of people said something like: Perl 5.10 is the best Perl release ever!. I think that who repeated this most was Damian Conway. Given his talks content I can understand why. But it wasn't the only one.
Now, what I can't understand is why http://ftp.cpan.org/src/README.html still says that perl 5.10.0 is a testing release, 8 months old.
I discussed this previously in perl 5 porters mailing list, but some months elapsed and no news. It is really important to re-tag that distribution with a stable tag, if it is really the best Perl release ever. Another option is to make 5.10.1 available. I know Rafael has some milestones for 5.10.1. But it might be more important for the Perl community to have 5.10.1 wide spread than to wait for really new cool features.
Why? For instance, because some Linux distributions will not include perl 5.10.x while it is tagged with testing. Also, because we all know that changes from 5.6 to 5.8 were basically from internals (Unicode, especially). But the changes from 5.8 to 5.10 are significally a breath of fresh air. We should make 5.10 the best Perl release ever for all users, and not just those geeks that want to use the new features.