Perl 5.12.3 is now available

I saw a huge steam roller,
It blotted out the sun.
The people all lay down, lay down;
They did not try to run.
My love and I, we looked amazed
Upon the gory mystery.
‘Lie down, lie down!’ the people cried.
‘The great machine is history!’
My love and I, we ran away,
The engine did not find us.
We ran up to a mountain top,
Left history far behind us.
Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
But somehow we don’t think so.
We went to see where history’d been,
And my, the dead did stink so.

Howard W. Campbell, Jr.
“Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events”

It gives me great pleasure to announce Perl 5.12.3, the fourth stable release
of Perl 5.12.

You can download Perl 5.12.3 from your favorite CPAN mirror or from:

http://search.cpan.org/~rjbs/perl-5.12.3/

SHA1 digests for this release are:

86d77c6cbc7a60068dc14c88ffd0729324d1174f perl-5.12.3.tar.bz2
ecf51cc7c91ef000671659934a719c8bd6a70138 perl-5.12.3.tar.gz

This release contains minor bug fixes and updates of several core modules, as
well as minor documentation updates. It should be fully backward compatible
with Perl 5.12.2.

Perl 5.12.3 is a recommended upgrade for all users of Perl 5.12.

You can find a full list of changes in the file “perl5123delta.pod” located in
the “pod” directory inside the release and on the web at:

http://search.cpan.org/~rjbs/perl-5.12.3/pod/perl5123delta.pod

Perl 5.12.3 represents approximately four months of development since
Perl 5.12.2 and contains approximately 2500 lines of changes across
54 files from 16 authors.

Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant
community of users and developers. The following people are known to
have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.12.3:

Craig A. Berry, David Golden, David Leadbeater, Father Chrysostomos, Florian
Ragwitz, Jesse Vincent, Karl Williamson, Nick Johnston, Nicolas Kaiser, Paul
Green, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Rainer Tammer, Ricardo Signes, Steffen Mueller,
Zsbán Ambrus, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason

We expect to release Perl 5.12.4 in mid-2011. The next major release of Perl 5,
5.14.0 should appear in spring 2011.


rjbs

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