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Parrot 6.6.0 "Parrothead" released!

As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin' man,
I have chalked up many a mile.
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks,
And I've learned much from both of their styles.
    -- Heard playing in Margaritaville bar,
       in Orlando after YAPC::NA::2014.

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 6.6.0, also known as "Parrothead". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 6.5.0 "Black-winged Lovebird" Released

Parrot 6.5.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site, or by following the download instructions.
For those who want to hack on Parrot or languages that run on top of Parrot, we recommend our organization page on GitHub, or you can go directly to the official Parrot Git repo on Github

Parrot 6.4.0 "Double-eyed Fig Parrot" released!

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 6.4.0, also known as "Double-eyed Fig Parrot". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 6.3.0 "Black-cheeked Lovebird" Released


Parrot 6.3.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site, or by following the download instructions. For those who want to hack on Parrot or languages that run on top of Parrot, we recommend our organization page on GitHub, or you can go directly to the official Parrot Git repo on Github

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Parrot 6.2.0 "Imperial Amazon" Released!

Beside him, Melvin and Lavender and Allen all seemed to feel like marching too.
And Neville softly began to sing the Song of Chaos.

The tune was what a Muggle would have identified as John Williams's Imperial
March, also known as "Darth Vader's Theme"; and the words Harry had added were
easy to remember.

Doom doom doom
Doom doom doom doom doom doom
Doom doom doom
Doom doom doom doom doom doom
DOOM doom _DOOM_
Doom doom doom-doom-doom doom doom
Doom doom-doom-doom doom doom
Doom doom doom, doom doom doom.

By the second line the others had joined in, and soon you could hear
the same soft chant coming from nearby parts of the forest.

And Neville marched alongside his fellow Chaos Legionnaires,
strange feelings stirring in his heart,
imagination becoming reality,
as from his lips poured a fearful song of doom.

     -- Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
        http://hpmor.com/                chapter/30

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 6.2.0, also known as "Imperial Amazon". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

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Parrot 6.1.0 "Black-collared Lovebird" Released!

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 6.1.0, also known as "Black-collared Lovebird". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 6.1.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site, or by following the download instructions. For those who want to hack on Parrot or languages that run on top of Parrot, we recommend our organization page on GitHub, or you can go directly to the official Parrot Git repo on Github

To clone the Parrot Git repo into a directory called 'parrot', use the following:

    git clone git://github.com/parrot/parrot.git

If you want it to be in a directory other than 'parrot', then just give that as a second argument to clone:

    git clone git://github.com/parrot/parrot.git parrot_foo

Parrot 6.1.0 News:

    - Build
        + Improve auto::libffi probe with -fstack-protector-all or
          -fstack-protector-strong with recent GCC and OpenBSD’s toolchains
    - Documentation
        + Replace perldoc by a new podextract.pl [GH #1028, #973, #520], which fixes
          problems with 'sudo make install' generated ops pods as root.

Warnings:

        - Latest nqp does not support the new packfile API yet, replacing EvalPMC.
        - This release of Parrot fails to build out-of-the-box under Bison 3, e.g. on Fedora 20.
          For workarounds see GH #1031
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Parrot 6.0.0 "Red-necked Amazon" Released!

May your pleasures be many, your troubles be few.
    -- Cast of "Hee Haw"

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 6.0.0, also known as "Red-necked Amazon". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

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Parrot 5.10.0 "Sun Conure" Released!

    Great quotations are the wisdom of the tribe.
    They bridge time and space.
    They connect the living and the dead.

    The Talmud says the right quotation at the right moment is
    like "bread to the Famished."
    May you be Fed. 
        -- from "Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations" [2nd ed], by Sy Safransky
            (Inadvertently creating a meta-meta-quote)

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.10.0, also known as "Sun Conure". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 5.9.0 "Fantastick Parrot" Released!

    Try to remember the kind of September
    When life was slow and, oh, so mellow.
    Try to remember the kind of September
    When grass was green and grain was yellow.
        -- El Gallo in "The Fantasticks"
           (World's Longest Running Musical)

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.9.0, also known as "Fantastick Parrot". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot-libgit2 Final Report

GSoC has come to an end finally and my project is done. The project was about implementing bindings to libgit2. I learned quite a bit about git internals, about how libraries are implemented, and parrot stuff.

I began with a better libgit2 header file parser which then creates the NCI low-level definitions. It was accurate enough so that I've had to update it only once since the mid-term data. There is a also a better unified buildsystem, though there are still rough edges around it.

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