Perl 5.14.2 Release Announcement

It gives me great pleasure to announce Perl 5.14.2, the third stable release of Perl 5.14.

You can download Perl 5.14.2 from your favorite CPAN mirror or from:

SHA1 digests for this release are: e48d11c6fd1ee61985b475d7f261d774296a1367 perl-5.14.2.tar.bz2
df1549d65cdef2b20023af83ecaa2a024109a5ad perl-5.14.2.tar.gz

This release contains bug fixes, build fixes and documentation updates. It should be fully backward compatible with Perl 5.14.0.

Perl 5.14.2 is a recommended upgrade for all users of Perl 5.14.

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 at:

Perl 5.14.2 represents approximately three months of development since Perl 5.14.1 and contains approximately 1200 lines of changes across 61 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 5.14.2:

Craig A. Berry, David Golden, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz, H.Merijn Brand, Karl Williamson, Nicholas Clark, Pau Amma and Ricardo Signes.

We expect to release Perl 5.14.3 in mid-December 2011, followed by Perl 5.14.4 in mid-March 2012. The next major release of Perl 5, 5.16.0 should appear in spring 2012.