POE::Test::Loops 1.020 will be released tonight. This is a suite of reusable tests for developers who want to add external event loop support to POE. Version 1.020 acquires more signal handler tests from POE. Existing POE::Loop authors should try the new tests at their earliest convenience. Those who need the code right away can track the repository:
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A developer version of POE will be released shortly after the new tests work their way around CPAN. The upcoming POE release incorporates Philip Gwyn's fixes for race conditions in POE's signal handlers. Users who have noticed strange behavior during prolonged periods of signal activity should test against this release as soon as possible. Those who want to get a jump on the changes can track POE's latest development through its repository:
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POE 1.007 will officially go out after a successful round of testing. You're welcome to join us in irc.perl.org #poe to watch the CPAN tester fallout.
POE 1.008 will be released shortly afterward. It will spin off some optional dependencies, mainly POE's "core" support for optional, external event loops. POE::Loop::Event, POE::Loop::Gtk and POE::Loop::Tk will join their siblings on the CPAN. Their test coverage should improve, and POE's distribution size and installation footprint will shrink.