Parrot 5.2.0 "Stuffed Parrot" Released!

I am not dead yet              I can dance and I can sing
I am not dead yet             I can do the Highland Fling
I am not dead yet                    No need to go to bed
No need to call the doctor         Cause I'm not yet dead
    -- Spamalot

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.2.0,
also known as "Stuffed Parrot". Parrot
is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 5.2.0 is available on Parrot's FTP
, or by following the download
. 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 5.2.0 News:

    - Core
        + IO now only syncs buffers for the IO types where syncing makes sense.
            = PIO_VF_SYNC_IO flag added
    - Build
        + installable_pdump now has the correct rpath (blib corrected to lib).
    - Libraries
        + Tcl/Glob.pir has been removed. (PGE/Glob.pir remains intact)
    - Ecosystem
        + All Parrot tarballs are now symlinked to the 'all' directory,
          regardless of their true homes ('devel' or 'stable'), to better
          allow for automated downloads.

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

1245d11f2b2ea44e6465aff6da5a533324d69b6eb3ddf7d84e81385ea95150ad parrot-5.2.0.tar.gz
0c538d780f9c70c510e142a8a663c30474125c9fcf9fe25d2129e68fc7baec8d parrot-5.2.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project. Our next release is 16 Apr 2013.