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Parrot 0.4.12 "Of the Caribbean" Released

posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.05.24 13:16   Printer-friendly
chromatic writes "On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.12 "Of the Caribbean." Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 0.4.12 can be obtained via CPAN (soon), or follow the download instructions. For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion or SVK on our source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code.

The next release will take place on 19 June 2007.

Parrot 0.4.12 News:
  • even more refactorings and improvements in configuration system
  • improved tests and documentation for configuration system — Languages:
  • Updated abc, PHP ("Plumhead"), Lua, Tcl
  • Reclaimed Lisp — Design:
  • new PMC PDD draft partially completed — Implementation:
  • continued implementation of PDD 15 (Objects)
  • minor garbage collector and memory management improvements
  • several memory leaks resolved
  • extended support for compilers other than GCC
  • improved C++ compiler compatibility
  • enhanced support for Solaris, non-MSVC Win32, and other platforms

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project.

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