Parrot 1.0.0 "Haru Tatsu" Released!

You're packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been
A place that has to be believed to be seen
You could have flown away
A singing bird in an open cage
Who will only fly, only fly for freedom...

What you've got they can't deny it
Can't sell it, can't buy it
Walk on...

— U2, "Walk On"

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 1.0.0 "Haru Tatsu." Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 1.0.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site, or follow the download instructions. For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion on our source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code.

Parrot 1.0.0 News:

- Documentation
  + New user documentation for exceptions.
  + Updates to Chapters 4 & 5 of the Parrot book.
  + Improved and expanded generated HTML documentation, as
    the input for
  + Added Compiled HTML Help (.chm) version of documentation.
  + Cleanups and fixes.
- Languages
  + Pynie
    - left the nest and is now at
  + Cardinal
    - left the nest and is now at
  + APL
    - left the nest and is now at
  + ABC, Squaak, and Befunge moved to examples/.
  + All remaining languages moved to
- Tools
  + Support for language builds from an installed Parrot.
  + Expanded language shell generator for new languages.
  + 'parrotbug' utility repurposed for the Trac interface.
- Deprecations
  + Removed deprecated Tqueue and Closure PMCs.
  + String, Key, NCI, LexPad, Iterator, Sub, Continuation,
    RetContinuation, ExceptionHandler, ParrotLibrary,
    ParrotInterpreter, ParrotThread, ParrotRunningThread,
    Rational, FixedPMCArray, ResizablePMCArray, and GDBMHash
    PMCs now use declared attributes (ATTR), in place of the
    deprecated UnionVal.

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next release is 21 April 2009.


Very exciting to see a 1.0 release!

Bill Ruppert


Congratulations, Ms. Randal, to you and the team.

I first heard about Parrot 4 years ago at Pycon. Patrick Michaud gave a talk on it. He explained grammar parsing beautifully and I've been excited for a post-beta release.

I'll clear some bandwidth and start downloading tomorrow.

Carl T.


Now, Perl is back on the map!
Looking forward to see all the clueless PHP language (ab)users waking up...

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