Parrot 5.3.0 "W00tstock Parrot" Released!

We are stardust.
Billion year old carbon.
We are golden.
Caught in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.
(To some semblance of a garden.)
  -- "Woodstock", by Joni Mitchell

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 5.3.0, also known as "W00tstock Parrot". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages, and currently focusing on Perl 6.

Parrot 5.3.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site, or by following the download instructions. 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 5.3.0 News:

    - Build
        + Files generated by `make cover` are now correctly cleaned by `make`
          and ignored by `git`.
    - Tests
        + Internal testing of the Configure probe for Fink now works correctly
          with the --verbose flag.
        + Tests added for .sort method of ResizableFloatArray and
          ResizableIntegerArray. [GH #926], [GH #927]
        + Benchmarks added for .sort methods of various Array objects.
          [GH #175]
        + Coverage analysis added for pbc_disassemble.

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

79d6f1fe20645b0afbc496cd0d7850a78b8940230e7637c5356d780f5aa1750b parrot-5.3.0.tar.gz
4cff32521c79d8a783ad57d9a13e205ea3c1b1585085e0da80138b58b77d0ed5 parrot-5.3.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next release is 21 May 2013.