We are happy to announce perl 5.16.3 the 4th release of version 16 of Perl 5.
You will soon be able to download Perl 5.16.3 from your favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:
SHA1 digests for this release are:
83678adf56d3dc51f47a90444a891f4fe16868da perl-5.16.3.tar.gz 060bc17cf9f142d043f9bf7b861422ec624875ea perl-5.16.3.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 5.16.3 represents approximately 4 months of development since Perl 5.16.2 and contains approximately 870 lines of changes across 39 files from 7 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 5.16.3:
Andy Dougherty, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Dave Rolsky, David Mitchell, Michael Schroeder, Ricardo Signes, 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.
For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors, please see the AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.
The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 18.0, should appear in May 2013.