Parrot 6.1.0 "Black-collared Lovebird" Released!

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 6.1.0, also known as "Black-collared Lovebird". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 6.1.0 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 6.1.0 News:

    - Build
        + Improve auto::libffi probe with -fstack-protector-all or
          -fstack-protector-strong with recent GCC and OpenBSD’s toolchains
    - Documentation
        + Replace perldoc by a new [GH #1028, #973, #520], which fixes
          problems with 'sudo make install' generated ops pods as root.


        - Latest nqp does not support the new packfile API yet, replacing EvalPMC.
        - This release of Parrot fails to build out-of-the-box under Bison 3, e.g. on Fedora 20.
          For workarounds see GH #1031

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

87d25119c73acdb26f89ac4c68d73f3d996451ada51f3cb2cd4878b6f0e0a34c parrot-6.1.0.tar.gz
bb1294ad2a7d5b3c4688fc736fb775e94ecfe35fdc072a2631c2080eb5f366f7 parrot-6.1.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project. Our next release is 18 Mar 2014.