Parrot 5.6.0 "Psittacosaurus" Released!

    Psittacosaurus (...from the Greek for "parrot lizard")...
    notable for being the most species-rich dinosaur genus.

    Psittacosaurus is not as familiar to the general public
    as its distant relative Triceratops but it is one of the
    most completely known dinosaur genera.

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.6.0, also known as "Psittacosaurus". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 5.6.0 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 5.6.0 News:

    - Build
        + Makefile dependencies are now compatible with VMS make.
    - Documentation
        + The main README is now more helpful.

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

8e2d2ddaff36c2c960236c94f868f0eea28740e306345ee42df84bcd9aa146a6 parrot-5.6.0.tar.gz
5cd1a7d413eee32fa9d1218b8475d810fbc7a80c4112a5590c8b060255f95fd7 parrot-5.6.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next release is 20 Aug 2013.