Perl 5.22.1 Release Announcement

We are delighted to announce version 22.1, the first maintenance release of version 22 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.22.1 from your favourite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

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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 5.22.1 represents approximately 6 months of development since Perl 5.22.0 and contains approximately 19,000 lines of changes across 130 files from 27 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were approximately 1,700 lines of changes to 44 .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 5.22.1:

Aaron Crane, Abigail, Andy Broad, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chase Whitener, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, Daniel Dragan, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, Herbert Breunung, Hugo van der Sanden, James E Keenan, Jan Dubois, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Lukas Mai, Matthew Horsfall, Peter Martini, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Ricardo Signes, Shlomi Fish, Sisyphus, Steve Hay, Tony Cook, Victor Adam.

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 F file in the Perl source distribution.

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.