The Parrot team has just announced the release of Parrot 0.4.9, “Socorro”, following the new monthly release cycle. This version has better Perl 6 rule support, lots of bugfixes, a PocketPC port, unified calling conventions between C and PIR components, better tools, plenty of language improvement (as always, Tcl and this time lots of Lua) and plenty of new features.
Additionally, Chris Yocum has just posted a great summary of starting to implement a new language with Parrot. He chose Dartmouth BASIC 1964 and the Parrot compiler toolchain. It looks like he had a lot of fun too.
The next release will be 20 March 2007. See you then!