Will Coleda, Parrot project manager, has just announced the release of Parrot 0.4.17. Parrot’s seen a lot of progress in the past month, with several features improved and a few reclaimed. In particular, the design documentations for several important subsystems have left draft status and are awaiting implementation.
We’ll release Parrot 0.5.0 on 20 November 2007, with a full implementation of Parrot’s object system. (It narrowly missed this release.) This should also give us much better speed, as well as the ability to make much further progress on implementing advanced languages including Perl 6 and Cardinal (Ruby on Parrot). I’m also preparing to check GC-debugging code that should let us track down memory errors very quickly and effectively.)
Next month’s bug day/new contributor day is 17 November 2007, so if you’re curious about the project and want to get involved, feel free to join #parrot on irc.perl.org between now and then. There’s plenty of work to do even if you don’t know Perl or C.