Parrot 4.1.0 "Black-headed Parrot" Released

The Black-headed Parrot is ... most often found in pairs or small noisy flocks of up to 10 individuals, but sometimes up to 30.

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 4.1.0,
also known as "Black-headed Parrot". Parrot
is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 4.1.0 is available on Parrot's FTP
, or by following the download
. For those who want to hack on Parrot or languages that run on top of Parrot,
we recommend our organization page on GitHub,
or you can go directly to the official Parrot Git repo on Github

To clone the Parrot Git repo into a directory called 'parrot', use the following:

    git clone git://

If you want it to be in a directory other than 'parrot', then just give that as a second
argument to clone:

    git clone git:// parrot_foo

Parrot 4.1.0 News:

    - Core
        + Shared libraries and installable binaries are now stripped if
          built with --optimize on Cygwin, which greatly reduces their
          size on disk
        + New experimental PCC-related ops added to core.
    - Documentation
        + Revised 'docs/project/release_manager_guide.pod'
    - Tests
        + Parrot now uses Travis CI
        + Parrot Continuous Integration (CI) with Travis CI means
          every commit of Parrot is now compiled and tested on gcc,
          g++ and clang with various options.
        + CI Notifications are sent to parrot-dev, the #parrot
          IRC channel and Smolder
        + Cardinal and Rakudo spec tests also on Travis CI

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

6d277862cfddc3e13f53684315f1ed3c76a053c01200652436b548be0964cf1d parrot-4.1.0.tar.gz
826465f3b7045cf81768029b1f18a4fa05259b7268c98c9c0436bd77c74785ec parrot-4.1.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project. Our next release is 20 March 2012.