Parrot 5.10.0 "Sun Conure" Released!

    Great quotations are the wisdom of the tribe.
    They bridge time and space.
    They connect the living and the dead.

    The Talmud says the right quotation at the right moment is
    like "bread to the Famished."
    May you be Fed. 
        -- from "Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations" [2nd ed], by Sy Safransky
            (Inadvertently creating a meta-meta-quote)

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.10.0, also known as "Sun Conure". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 5.10.0 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 5.10.0 News:

    - Core
        + Fixed bareword method names check for " in imcc [GH #1015]
        + Moved eval from eval.pmc to HLLCompile and use new packfile API.
          This is a prerequisite for --target=pbc in the HLLCompiler [GH #937]
        + Merged branch 'new-packfile-api' [GH #937]
            = Removed Eval PMC
            = IMCCompiler now returns PackfileView instead of Eval.
            = Added Parrot_pf_single_sub_by_tag() to packfile API.
            = Added first_sub_in_const_table() to PackfileView PMC as a
              stopgap until properly tagged subs are generated.
    - Build
        + Removed wrong -Wlogical-op exception for imcparser.c [GH #1015]
        + Fixed parsing for OpenGL 4.1 on OS X Mavericks. [GH #1016]
    - Documentation
    - Tests
    - Community

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

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Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next release is 17 Dec 2013.