Parrot 4.10.0 "Red-eared Parakeet" Released!

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 4.10.0, also known as "Red-eared Parakeet". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 4.10.0 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://

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:// parrot_foo

Parrot 4.10.0 News:

    - Core
        + Add PMCNULL check to result_info op
        + Fixed record separator bug on io handles
    - Build
        + Add -fpermissive so that nqp builds under gcc 4.7.2
        + Fixed warnings for old ICU 4.4
    - Platforms
        + More VMS fixes, but not yet done
    - Branches
        + The threads branch is ready to be merged, but nqp needs some changes,
          so it will be merged with 4.11.0.
    - Examples
        + Parrot mini-web server fixes

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

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7d6a592c386d25bcee429a269cc571ae81c5c080b15d14a884401a27fe3f5d4b  parrot-4.10.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project. Our next release is 18 December 2012.