We hereby announce perl-5.18.4, the fourth stable release of version 18 of Perl 5.
You will soon be able to download Perl 5.18.4 from your favorite CPAN mirror or find it at:
SHA1 digests for this release are:
69c34558a0a939a7adbbc1de48c06ea418d81e27 perl-5.18.4.tar.bz2 3ae1af872d5bf89f35b1e8d69be9098028fb158d perl-5.18.4.tar.gz
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 5.18.4 represents approximately 9 months of development since Perl 5.18.2 and contains approximately 2,000 lines of changes across 53 files from 13 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 5.18.4:
Daniel Dragan, David Mitchell, Doug Bell, Father Chrysostomos, Hiroo Hayashi, James E Keenan, Karl Williamson, Mark Shelor, Ricardo Signes, Shlomi Fish, Smylers, Steve Hay, 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.
The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 22.0, should appear in May 2015.