The Perl 5 development team is gratified to announce the release of Perl 5.16.2!
You can download Perl 5.16.2 from your favorite CPAN mirror or from: https://www.metacpan.org/release/RJBS/perl-5.16.2/
SHA1 digests for this release are:
You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" located in the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web.
Perl 5.16.2 represents approximately 2 months of development since Perl 5.16.1 and contains approximately 740 lines of changes across 20 files from 9 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 5.16.2:
Andy Dougherty, Craig A. Berry, Darin McBride, Dominic Hargreaves, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Peter Martini, Ricardo Signes, Tony Cook.
The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically generated from version control history. In particular, it does not include the names of the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported issues to the Perl bug tracker.
Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN modules included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN community for helping Perl to flourish.
For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors, please see the AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.
We expect to release Perl 5.17.6 on November 11, 2012. The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 5.18.0, should appear in May 2013.