Parrot 6.3.0 "Black-cheeked Lovebird" Released

Parrot 6.3.0 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://

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 6.3.0 News:

    - Tests
        + Fixed tests for cygwin and cygwin64
        + Added 2 new examples/benchmarks/ files and benchmarks/
        + Fixed socket tests without IPv6 support at all [GH #1068]
    - Community
        + New Benchmark results at
          for all releases from 1.8.0 - 6.2.0

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

42aa409fa82d827019ebd218e8f9501b50e04ee81f3ccf705e03f59611317a1b parrot-6.3.0.tar.gz
8d64df21751770741dac263e621275f04ce7493db6f519e3f4886a085161a80d parrot-6.3.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next release is 20 May 2014.


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