Parrot 5.7.0 "Azure-rumped Parrot" Released!

Rock Concert Movement #237 - Taking the audience on a Jungian journey
into the collective unconscious by using the shadow as a metaphor for the
primal self that gets repressed by the modern persona and also by using an
underground setting and labyrinth office design to represent both the depths
of the psyche and the dungeon-like isolation of our increasingly mechanistic
society which prevents people from finding satisfying work or meaningful
connections with others.
It's Time to Start!
    -- "Rock Concert Instruction Manual" Narrator, Blue Man Group

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.7.0, also known as "Azure-rumped Parrot". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 5.7.0 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 5.7.0 News:

    - Build
        + Fixed GH#976 - Cannot load PCRE library during install on gentoo x64.
    - Community
        + All three of our GSoC students passed their midterms, and are
          on track to complete their Parrot and Perl 6 projects on time.
          Congratulations to Saurabh Kumar, Paweł Murias, and Denis Boyun!

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

0d07c210a8b90d368cde600351173b8c90a28d376379836ba36edf83acf7a21f parrot-5.7.0.tar.gz
73aacaecd81b7ef43689e9d23f641a690aabde524a2e60660d872dad82f7a337 parrot-5.7.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next release is 17 Sep 2013.