New supported release 8.1.0 "Andean Parakeet"

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 8.1.0, also known as "Andean Parakeet". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 8.1.0 News:

    - Core
        + Annotate needed -Wcast-align fixes (for early armv5 systems)
    - Documentation
        + Fixed typo in move_buffer_callback doc
        + Add missing hyperref package for latex
    - Tests
        + Restore make configure_tests, remove outdated t/steps/auto/labs-01.t

The Andean parakeet (Bolborhynchus orbygnesius) is a small 160 mm (6 in) parrot found in the upland wooded valleys of the central eastern Andes in Bolivia and Peru, at elevations of 1,500 m (4,900 ft) to 5,000 m (16,400 ft). It is solid green, darker above and lighter below, with some blue visible on the wings when flying. It has a pale bill and medium length tail. It is stockier and darker than the mountain parakeet.

Most flocks are small, but sometimes include over 300 individuals. The Andean parakeet eats seeds, buds, and berries, and it breeds in burrows in steep banks.

It was formerly known as B. andicolus - Wikipedia

Parrot 8.1.0 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

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

35850eaea19953d85640a1edeb12da879a94df0812b448dabe9bedc6cf86673a parrot-8.1.0.tar.gz
caf356acab64f4ea50595a846808e81d0be8ada8267afbbeb66ddb3c93cb81d3 parrot-8.1.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project. Our next scheduled release is at 15 Mar 2016.


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