Parrot 2.3.0 "Samoan Lory" Released!

"Truth is what stands the test of experience.”
- Albert Einstein

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 2.3.0
"Samoan Lory." Parrot
is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 2.3.0 is available on Parrot's FTP
, or follow the download
. For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help
develop Parrot itself, we recommend using
Subversion on our
source code repository
to get the latest and best Parrot code.

Parrot 2.3.0 News:

- Core
  + Allow passing parameters to the dynamic linker ('dlopen' improved)
  + loadlib opcode added
  + Calling conventions are now much more consistent, and follows natural
    semantics of handling arguments and return values
  + Recursive make for src/dynpmc removed
  + Datatype STRINGNULL for a single Null STRING added
  + config_lib.pasm replaced with config_lib.pir
- Platforms
  + Improved handling of new compilers
  + Cygwin packages will be updated again with Parrot releases
  + Fedora packages add desktop files
  + gzip and bzip2 compressed tar files for releases
- Tools
  + tapir executable added; tapir is a TAP test harness
  + Added TAP options --merge --ignore-exit
- Miscellaneous
  + 3 month cycle for supported releases
  + Review and vote of GSoC applications

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project. Our next release is 18 May 2010.