Stefan O'Rear wrote:
On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 04:55:38PM -0700, Darren Duncan wrote:
So, is "Rakudo Star" meant to be a parallel release series, sort of like
Perl 5.12.x vs 5.13.x are now, or are the monthly Rakudo releases we've
been seeing going to be named "Star" at some point? I thought I read
recently that "Star" would be coming in June. -- Darren Duncan
Rakudo Star is a parrallel release series; however, it is not a series of
compiler releases, but a series of complete Perl 6 environments. A
single release of Rakudo Star will contain:
- Some version of Rakudo (not necessarily a monthly)
- Some version of Parrot
- Some random libraries
all vetted to work OK together.
Ah, that's even better than I expected.
So then the experience to a Perl 6 user could be like the same opaque experience
of installing Perl 5 or some other language, where the whole language
implementation is together and a single configure/make/etc will take care of
everything, and users don't have to know about the distinct Parrot+Rakudo+etc
components if they don't want to, as they get the "perl" binary.
Will this package work on Windows too like Strawberry for Perl 5 (I'm not a
Windows user but that's a valuable project), or just Unixen for now?
-- Darren Duncan