> On 25 Jul 2017, at 05:57, ToddAndMargo <toddandma...@zoho.com> wrote:
> On 07/24/2017 11:40 AM, Steve Mynott wrote:
>> A useful and usable production distribution of Perl 6
>> On behalf of the Rakudo and Perl 6 development teams, I'm pleased to
>> announce the July 2017 release of "Rakudo Star", a useful and usable
>> production distribution of Perl 6. The tarball for the July 2017
>> release is available from https://rakudo.perl6.org/downloads/star/.
>> Binaries for macOS and Windows (64 bit) are also available.
>> This is the eighth post-Christmas (production) release of Rakudo Star
>> and implements Perl v6.c. It comes with support for the MoarVM backend
>> (all module tests pass on supported platforms).
>> IMPORTANT: "panda" is to be removed very shortly since it is
>> deprecated. Please use "zef" instead.
>> Currently, Star is on a quarterly release cycle and 2017.10 (October)
>> will follow later this year.
>> Please note that this release of Rakudo Star is not fully functional
>> with the JVM backend from the Rakudo compiler. Please use the MoarVM
>> backend only.
>> In the Perl 6 world, we make a distinction between the language ("Perl
>> 6") and specific implementations of the language such as "Rakudo
>> Perl".
>> This Star release includes release 2017.07 of the Rakudo Perl 6
>> compiler, version 2017.07 MoarVM, plus various modules, documentation,
>> and other resources collected from the Perl 6 community.
>> Note this Star release contains NQP version 2017.07-9-gc0abee7 rather
>> than the release NQP 2017.07 in order to fix the --ll-exception
>> command line flag.
>> The Rakudo compiler changes since the last Rakudo Star release of
>> 2017.01 are now listed in "2017.05.md", "2017.06.md" and "2017.07.md"
>> under the "rakudo/docs/announce" directory of the source distribution.
>> Notable changes in modules shipped with Rakudo Star:
>> + DBIish: Doc and CI updates
>> + doc: Too many to list. p6doc fixed.
>> + grammar-debugger: Works again now.
>> + p6-io-string: New dep for doc.
>> + p6-native-resources: Removed since deprecated and not used by linenoise.
>> + panda: Officially deprecate panda in favour of zef.
>> + perl6-Test-When: New dep for perl6-pod-to-bigpage.
>> + perl6-lwp-simple: Fix breakage due to rakudo encoding refactor.
>> + tap-harness6: Replaces deprecated tap-harness6-prove6.
>> + zef: Too many to list.
>> There are some key features of Perl 6 that Rakudo Star does not yet
>> handle appropriately, although they will appear in upcoming releases.
>> Some of the not-quite-there features include:
>> + advanced macros
>> + non-blocking I/O (in progress)
>> + some bits of Synopsis 9 and 11
>> There is an online resource at http://perl6.org/compilers/features
>> that lists the known implemented and missing features of Rakudo's
>> backends and other Perl 6 implementations.
>> In many places we've tried to make Rakudo smart enough to inform the
>> programmer that a given feature isn't implemented, but there are many
>> that we've missed. Bug reports about missing and broken features are
>> welcomed at rakudo...@perl.org.
>> See https://perl6.org/ for links to much more information about Perl
>> 6, including documentation, example code, tutorials, presentations,
>> reference materials, design documents, and other supporting resources.
>> Some Perl 6 tutorials are available under the "docs" directory in the
>> release tarball.
>> The development team thanks all of the contributors and sponsors for
>> making Rakudo Star possible. If you would like to contribute, see
>> http://rakudo.org/how-to-help, ask on the perl6-compi...@perl.org
>> mailing list, or join us on IRC #perl6 on freenode.
> Any idea when the full Rakudo will be released?

What do you mean by “the full Rakudo” ?  Rakudo Star is the Rakudo compiler 
release with a set of useful modules added (“batteries included”).

So you could argue that Rakudo doesn’t get fuller than with Rakudo Star!

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