Parrot 0.0.13 "Screaming Pumpkin" Released!

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Leopold Toetsch

Oct 31, 2003, 9:11:46 AM10/31/03
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Parrot 0.0.13 "Screaming Pumpkin" Released!

Your new Bluza[1] proudly presents Parrot 0.0.13 Halloween edition[2].
Proposed originally as a fun release it has a remarkable list of
improvements, additions, and fixes[3].
While not really milestones are reached, many steps towards these are

After some pause you can grab it from
or just get the latest and best from CVS by following the directions at

Turn your web browser towards <> for more
information about Parrot, get involved, and:

Have fun!

[1] Austrian dialect word for pumpkin with some aftermath of an head
filled with water.

[2] Version number fits nicely todays date - and we don't release
by the dozen.

[3] The list of changes includes:

- The Big Move: Parrot source and build files rearranged into sub dirs
- Build imcc as parrot
- Objects more finished
- Delegate vtable methods to byte code
- Binary multi-method dispatching
- Isa and does methods for PMCs
- Call byte code from C
- Start of extension interface
- Experimental struct handling
- Catch access to NULL PMCs
- Experimental network socket interface code and opcodes
- IO fixes and improvements
- Dynamic opcode libraries
- Fix-assigned opcode numbers
- Argument flattening for function calls
- More native call interface (NCI) signatures
- Ncurses, postgres, and pcre interface libraries
- Forth language is vastly improved
- New tcl and urm languages
- BSD and Win32 build improvements
- Many new tests and fixes

Leopold Toetsch

Oct 31, 2003, 12:35:44 PM10/31/03
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While not totally through it, I'm currently making good progress in
following release instruction's 10a). Thanks to Steve to put that file
together, it went all smoothly.
I hope that all announces got it to their recipients and that everything
is working fine.

Have fun,
leo, going tonight "zum Heurigen Striezelpaschen"

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