It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they
have them--they do value them. But they're not the sort of thing
that would ever catch on if they had to overcome the marketing
barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will catch on at all--I'm
worried enough about it that I specifically included an awk-to-perl
translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that
the mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work
environment, or from the heart of the programmer.
-- Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV>
It gives me great pleasure to announce Perl 5.14.2, the third stable
release of Perl 5.14.
You can download Perl 5.14.2 from your favorite CPAN mirror or from:
SHA1 digests for this release are:
This release contains bug fixes, build fixes and documentation
updates. It should be fully backward compatible with Perl 5.14.0.
Perl 5.14.2 is a recommended upgrade for all users of Perl 5.14.
You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" located
in the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web at:
Perl 5.14.2 represents approximately three months of development since
Perl 5.14.1 and contains approximately 1200 lines of changes across 61
files from 9 authors.
Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant
community of users and developers. The following people are known to
have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.14.2:
Craig A. Berry, David Golden, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz,
H.Merijn Brand, Karl Williamson, Nicholas Clark, Pau Amma and Ricardo
We expect to release Perl 5.14.3 in mid-December 2011, followed by Perl
5.14.4 in mid-March 2012. The next major release of Perl 5, 5.16.0
should appear in spring 2012.