Parrot 6.0.0 "Red-necked Amazon" Released!

May your pleasures be many, your troubles be few.
    -- Cast of "Hee Haw"

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 6.0.0, also known as "Red-necked Amazon". Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 6.0.0 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 6.0.0 News:

    - Core
    - Build
    - Documentation
        + Fixed bad IPv6 examples in pdd22_io, thanks to Zefram++ [GH#1005]
    - Tests
        + Fixed failure in t/configure/062-sha1.t.
        + Updated to Unicode 6.3 (libicu5.2): U+180e Mongolian Vowel Separator
          is no whitespace anymore [GH #1015]
    - Community

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

e150d4c5a3f12ae9d300f019bf03cca58d8e8051dd0b934222b4e4c91160cd54 parrot-6.0.0.tar.gz
6cb9223ee389a36588acf76ad8ac85e2224544468617412b1d7902e5eb8bd39b parrot-6.0.0.tar.bz2

Thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next release is 18 Feb 2014.