On August 25, 1983, Leonard Bernstein celebrated his sixty-fifth
birthday in his birthplace, Lawrence, Massachusetts. He had actually
lived in the town for only a few weeks as a newborn baby, and had last
visited it forty-nine years previously, in 1934, to get the name on his
birth certificate altered from Louis to Leonard. But the citizens of
Lawrence proposed to dedicate an outdoor theater to him in their
heritage park and to provide not one but two local orchestras--the
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic to play excerpts from his own compositions
and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony and Chorus to perform the "Ode to
Joy" and accompany Bernstein himself reading (for the only time in his
life) the text of A Lincoln Portrait. So Bernstein turned down birthday
invitations from Tanglewood and Central Park, New York, and the
Hollywood Bowl and drove through the cheering if slightly bewildered
crowds lining the streets of Lawrence in an open-topped 1928 Ford
roadster, looking as homespun as James Stewart in Frank Capra's classic,
It's a Wonderful Life.
-- Humphrey Burton, "Leonard Bernstein"
We are pleased to announce version 28.1, the first maintenance release
of version 28 of Perl 5.
You will soon be able to download Perl 5.28.1 from your favourite CPAN
mirror or find it at:
SHA1 digests for this release are:
You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" located
in the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web.
Perl 5.28.1 represents approximately 5 months of development since Perl
5.28.0 and contains approximately 6,100 lines of changes across 44
files from 12 authors.
Excluding auto-generated files, documentation and release tools, there
were approximately 700 lines of changes to 12 .pm, .t, .c and .h files.
Perl continues to flourish into its fourth decade thanks to a vibrant
community of users and developers. The following people are known to
have contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.28.1:
Aaron Crane, Abigail, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Dagfinn Ilmari Manns=C3=A5ke=
David Mitchell, James E Keenan, John SJ Anderson, Karen Etheridge, Karl
Williamson, Sawyer X, Steve Hay, Tony Cook.
The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
generated from version control history. In particular, it does not
include the names of the (very much appreciated) contributors who
reported issues to the Perl bug tracker.
Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN
modules included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN
community for helping Perl to flourish.
For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors,
please see the AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.
The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 30.0, should appear in
May 2019, with version 31.0 released around the same time.