Parrot 7.0.2 Hotfix released

We detected and fixed two bugs and regressions from 6.10.0 which failed to build parrot on Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Visual Studio C++.

- Wrong function ptr cast
  https://github.com/parrot/parrot/issues/1190
- Wrong SAL annotations (also 32 bit)
  https://github.com/parrot/parrot/issues/1192

Other minor changes in this hotfix:

- Optimize away ExtUtils::Command on posix systems. #1177
- Fix cpu config values for gcc_cmpxchg to include atomic/gcc_x86.o on amd64.
  Harmonized the cpu config keys, no $platform_has_$feature 
  keys anymore, just HAS_$PLATFORM_$feature. #1173
- Improved msvc configuration from a mingw perl. #1191

Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 7.0.2 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

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

1a8e9e203ad8ac92c89422603d1603fa821e957aa3a9ae57420c737d93c55213 parrot-7.0.2.tar.gz
2cc8dc1eada38bb6328bf1f4648bd5e01e000b415f984b7ad6b5b6c123a15ac9 parrot-7.0.2.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next scheduled release is at 17 Feb 2015.

Enjoy!