**_Jesse Vincent writes:_**
It gives me great pleasure to announce Perl 5.12.2, the third stable release of Perl 5.12.
Shortly, you will be able to download Perl 5.12.2 from your favorite CPAN mirror or from: "http://search.cpan.org/~jesse/perl-5.12.2/":http://search.cpan.org/~jesse/perl-5.12.2/
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This release contains minor bug fixes and updates of several core modules, as well as minor documentation updates. It should be fully backward compatible with Perl 5.12.0 and 5.12.1.
Perl 5.12.2 is a recommended upgrade for all users of Perl 5.12.
You can find a full list of changes in the file "perl5122delta.pod" located in the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web at:
Perl 5.12.2 represents approximately three months of development since Perl 5.12.1 and contains approximately 2,000 lines of changes across 100 files from 36 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 5.12.2:
Abigail, Ã†var ArnfjÃ¶rÃ° Bjarmason, Ben Morrow, brian d foy, Brian Phillips, Chas. Owens, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Chris Williams, Craig A. Berry, Curtis Jewell, Dan Dascalescu, David Golden, David Mitchell, Father Chrysostomos, Florian Ragwitz, George Greer, H.Merijn Brand, Jan Dubois, Jesse Vincent, Jim Cromie, Karl Williamson, Lars DÉªá´‡á´„á´‹á´á´¡ è¿ªæ‹‰æ–¯, Leon Brocard, Maik Hentsche, Matt S Trout, Nicholas Clark, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Rainer Tammer, Ricardo Signes, Salvador Ortiz Garcia, Sisyphus, Slaven Rezic, Steffen Mueller, Tony Cook, Vincent Pit and Yves Orton.
We expect to release Perl 5.12.3 in mid-December 2010, followed by Perl 5.12.4 in mid-March. The next major release of Perl 5, 5.14.0 should appear in spring 2011.