On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 4.1.0, also known as "Black-headed Parrot". Parrot (http://parrot.org/) is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.
Parrot 4.1.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site (ftp://ftp.parrot.org/pub/parrot/releases/devel/4.1.0/), or by following the download instructions at http://parrot.org/download. For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Git to retrieve the source code to get the latest and best Parrot code. 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 http://travis-ci.org + Parrot Continuous Integration (CI) with Travis CI means every commit of Parrot is now compiled and tested on gcc, g++ and clang with various Configure.pl 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 Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next scheduled release is 20 March 2012. Enjoy! -- Alvis