The farce that is Perl 6 continues to be little but vapour-ware and really does nothing good for Perl’s image.
Maybe if I keep saying "We release a new stable version of Parrot on the third Tuesday of every month, and we've done so twenty times now, and every release includes a new stable version of Rakudo, an implementation of Perl 6 on Parrot," people will start getting the message. Perl 6 and Parrot exist and they get better every day. We do all of our development in public. You can see our progress every day.
Goodness gracious, you can even look at Rakudo spectest graphs, updated daily, to see the velocity of progress on Rakudo. I particularly like the sharp uptick in the past week, where we added some 18% more passing tests. The second graph shows this more dramatically.
What the graph doesn't show is that the Google Summer of Code funding ended for Adrian Kreher, that Patrick Michaud has completed the Mozilla Foundation grant, and that Jonathan Worthington (funded for one or two days a week -- I believe it's back to one -- to work on Rakudo) has been on vacation.
Using "vaporware" to describe a project that consistently hits monthly stable releases and increases velocity despite a lack of funding and the vacation of project leaders stretches the definition past the point of belief.
Then again, how many people who "comment" on Perl 6 and Parrot actually bother to look up and quote relevant statistics? (That in itself suggests something about their level of information.)