Perl 5.11.0 was released yesterday (02/Oct/2009) , as well as a schedule for future 5.11.x releases. As a DEVELOPMENT release, Jesse Vincent encouraged testing of the new version, saying, “If you write software in Perl, it is particularly important that you test your software against development releases. While we strive to maintain source compatibility with prior releases wherever possible, it is always possible that a well-intentioned change can have unexpected consequences. If you spot a change in a development release which breaks your code, it’s much more likely that we will be able to fix it before the next stable release.”
This release is the result of over two years of development by a global community of developers. You can find a list of high-profile changes in the file “perl5110delta.pod” inside the release, it describes differences between the 5.10.0 release and the 5.11.0 development release.
Perl 5.11.0 is a transitional release to test the release machinery and process. The schedule for the near future is as follows:
2009 ==== October 2 - 5.11.0 - Jesse Vincent October 20 - 5.11.1 - Jesse Vincent November 20 - 5.11.2 - Yves Orton December 20 - 5.11.3 - Leon Brocard 2010 ==== January 20 - 5.11.4 - Ricardo Signes