Lories and lorikeets (tribe Lorini) are small to medium-sized arboreal
parrots characterized by their specialized brush-tipped tongues for feeding
on nectar of various blossoms and soft fruits, preferably berries.
   -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lories_and_lorikeets
       (Parrots that eat like hummingbirds!)

On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 6.8.0, also known
as "Little Lorikeet".  Parrot (http://parrot.org/) is a virtual machine aimed
at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 6.8.0 is available on Parrot's FTP site
(ftp://ftp.parrot.org/pub/parrot/releases/devel/6.8.0/), 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 6.8.0 News:
   - Build
       + pbc_to_exe created executables use now the absolute execname on most 
         and not only argv[0] which needs to be looked up in the path. [GH 
   - Documentation
       + Fix various new podchecker syntax errors with the new Pod::Simple 3.28
   - Tests
       + Update embedded Pod::Simple to 3.28 to fix the missing 
whiteline_handler method
         from non-embedded podchecker [GH #1089]
       + Skip 3 crashing codingstd tests with 5.8 DEBUGGING [GH #1090]

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors
for supporting this project.  Our next scheduled release is at 21 Oct 2014.


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