Parrot 6.7.0 "Grey-headed Lovebird" Released

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 6.7.0, also known as "Grey-headed Lovebird". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 6.7.0 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

Parrot 6.7.0 News:

- Core
+ find_codepoint: added more name aliases for perl6 (LF,FF,CR and NEL)
+ Optimize internal pcc CallContext calls from VTABLE to direct calls
and inline CallContext ATTR accessors to omit the obj check. [GH #1083]
- Documentation
+ Updated documentation for StringHandle.readall and FileHandle.readall, which
reads just the rest of the buffer if tell > 0. [GH #1084]
- Tests
+ Improve test plan for t/library/pg.t
- Community
+ Our GSoC student Chirag Agrawal successfully passed the final evaluation.
All three project parts have been merged already.

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:

04b0ee976c61100af993f8830863ccfee9eada6bf2b9c224850653d470dc9da2 parrot-6.7.0.tar.gz
a8d62af7cc93c39343311337acc5d7771107e99689a8df160bc8b3acc3ba99eb parrot-6.7.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors, esp. our GSOC student Chirag Agrawal for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next scheduled release is at 16 Sep 2014.


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