Perl 5.22.3 Release Announcement

We are relieved to announce version 22.3, the third maintenance release of version 22 of Perl 5.

You will soon be able to download Perl 5.22.3 from your favourite CPAN mirror or find it at:

SHA1 digests for this release are:

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    07b65e394ba778cb1e5bd97ea9df343886e666f0  perl-5.22.3.tar.bz2
    4c9de6646d559c81116c7a047e7cccf609abbd27  perl-5.22.3.tar.xz

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 5.22.3 represents approximately 9 months of development since Perl 5.22.2 and contains approximately 4,400 lines of changes across 240 files from 20 authors.

Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there were approximately 2,200 lines of changes to 170 .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 5.22.3:

Aaron Crane, Abigail, Alex Vandiver, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chad Granum, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, James E Keenan, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Karen Etheridge, Karl Williamson, Matthew Horsfall, Niko Tyni, Ricardo Signes, Sawyer X, Stevan Little, 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 F file in the Perl source distribution.

The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 26.0, should appear in May 2017, with version 27.0 released around the same time.

Steve Hay