Parrot 7.8.0 "Military Macaw" released!

    Captain: Wake me at the first sign of trouble.
    Ennesby: By my count you've been awake for more than two days now.
    Captain: Fine. Wake me if there's a _fire_.
    Ennesby: Sixty-one hours. Almost _three_ days.
    Captain: Okay, wake me if there are _people_ on fire.
    Ennesby: You're not twenty-five anymore. You need to sleep this off.
    Captain: Wake me if _I'm_ on fire.

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 7.8.0, also known as "Military Macaw". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 7.8.0 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 7.8.0 News:

    - Build
        + Added fixes for AIX7.1 by tkob 
        + Rewrote to use JSON release data.

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

1353f6664446cc670b3609a5acff4f9da705aa995d4b4f757d48343a0de1e2a9 parrot-7.8.0.tar.gz
ed57183f8fa1012cc1158ad64396198a3d423619f7d37dff6b7907307cab15e2 parrot-7.8.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next scheduled release is at 20 Oct 2015.