Parrot 1.1.0 "Half-moon Conure" Released!

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 1.1.0 "Half-moon Conure." Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 1.1.0 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 1.1.0 News:

- Core
  + Added op: load_language, find_caller_lex
  + socket IO are back as PMC
  + refactor some PMC: Hash, ManagedStruct
- Compiler
  + PGE
    - Allow \x, \c, and \o in enumerated character classes (incl ranges)
    - Add initial greedy-only version of **  quantifier
  + PCT
    - Add HLL source line bytecode annotations
    - Add another dumper format to assist syntax highlighters
    - Revise to updated
- Deprecations
  + Removed ops: gcd, exec, classname, need_finalize, runinterp, substr_r
  + Removed dynamic op: mul
  + Removed .HLL_map directive; use interp's .hll_map() instead
  + Removed PMCs: slice, bound_nci, ref
  + Removed option: --pmc
  + Removed PMC union struct
- Documentation
  + Book
    - Reorganization and many improvements & additions
- Tools
  + Add a parrot-fuzzer
- Miscellaneous
  + Improve Debian/Ubuntu package
  + various bugfixes, code cleanups, and coding standard fixes

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next release is 19 May 2009.