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Jesse Vincent has announced the release of Perl 5.11.1.

Downloadable here: http://search.cpan.org/~jesse/perl-5.11.1/

Notable changes in this release:

  • Package declarations can now include a version number.
  • suidperl is no longer available as part of perl. If your code depends on suidperl, you need to find an alternate solution. (This was actually true as of 5.11.0)
  • Over the years a number of language constructs and interpreter features have been deprecated and will eventually be removed. As of this release, Perl enables deprecation warnings by default.
  • Perl's tests are now aware of (and work around) a bug in Mac OS X 10.6 locales.
  • Support for Windows 95, 98, ME and NT4 has officially ended.

This is the second of the new, regularly-scheduled releases of the 5.11 series. Coming up:

Yves Orton will release Perl 5.11.2 on November 20, 2009.

Leon Brocard will release Perl 5.11.3 on December 20, 2009.

Ricardo Signes will release Perl 5.11.4 on January 20, 2010.

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