We are happy to announce version 20.3, the third maintenance release of version 20 of Perl 5.
You will soon be able to download Perl 5.20.3 from your favourite CPAN mirror or find it at:
SHA1 digests for this release are:
1091d56b81c1060601d5228fd42ad5cf10546622 perl-5.20.3.tar.gz eedf9e3be3c83bef15911996ed18703cffe4d113 perl-5.20.3.tar.bz2
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 5.20.3 represents approximately 7 months of development since Perl 5.20.2 and contains approximately 3,200 lines of changes across 99 files from 26 authors.
Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were approximately 1,500 lines of changes to 43 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.
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 5.20.3:
Alex Vandiver, Andy Dougherty, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker, Daniel Dragan, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, H.Merijn Brand, James E Keenan, James McCoy, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, kmx, Lajos Veres, Lukas Mai, Matthew Horsfall, Petr Písař, Randy Stauner, Ricardo Signes, Sawyer X, Steve Hay, Tony Cook, Yves Orton.
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
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The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 24.0, should appear in May 2016, with version 25.0 released around the same time.