On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 4.3.0, also known as "In Which...". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.
Parrot 4.3.0 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.
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 4.3.0 News:
- Core + Winxed snapshot updated to 1.7.0 + Add type introspection to lexical variables. + New 'tools/release/parrot_github_release.pl' script to automate updates to the 'parrot.github.com' and 'parrot-docsx' repositories. + Numerous casting and consting fixes thanks to GCC 4.8 . - Documentation + Updated 'docs/projects/release_manager_guide.pod' + Updated 'docs/projects/release_parrot_github_guide.pod' + Improved function documentation. - Tests - Community - Platforms + Fixed alignment issues on ia64, sparc and mipsel. + Fixed a platform-specific issue with dlclose().
The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:
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Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project. Our next release is 15 May 2012.