On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 3.10.0,
also known as "Apple Pi". Parrot
is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.
Parrot 3.10.0 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 3.10.0 News:
- Core + The mark VTABLE was added to the Select PMC + The Parrot::Embed Perl 5 module was removed from parrot.git and now lives at https://github.com/parrot/parrot-embed + A set_random method was added to the Integer PMC, so random numbers can be generated without needing to load math dynops + A new implementation of green threads was added to Parrot, in preparation for a robust hybrid threading system. Green threads are currently not available on Windows. - Languages + Winxed - 'multi' modifier improved - throw "string" now emits throw instead of die - several optimizations in generated code - improved some error dianostics - Community + Parrot Foundation was accepted to Google Code-In 2011. We could always use more volunteers. Task ideas are on the wiki: https://github.com/parrot/parrot/wiki/Google-Code-In-Task-Ideas - Documentation - Tests + Added tests for recently-fixed bugs using return :flat and ResizableStringArrays.
The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:
9d646579d64b070d1db9c23981d2b4401c75cc036cfaf479266e066f52859e7b parrot-3.10.0.tar.bz2 2c0c4aa5cf167e739d660eca97ad0c3faab28985586da94bef1cb2aea4f59114 parrot-3.10.0.tar.gz
Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project. Our next release is 20 December 2011.