On behalf of the Parrot team, I’m proud to announce Parrot 4.7.0, also known as “Hispaniolan”. Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

Parrot 4.7.0 is available on Parrot’s FTP site, or by following the download instructions at http://parrot.org/download. For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Git to retrieve the source code to get the latest and best Parrot code.

Parrot 4.7.0 News:

- Core
    + Added .all_tags() and .all_tagged_pmcs() methods to PackfileView PMC
    + Several build and coding standards fixes

The SHA256 message digests for the downloadable tarballs are:

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c0bffd371dea653b9881ab2cc9ae5a57dc9f531dfcda0a604ea693c9d2165619 parrot-4.7.0.tar.gz

Many thanks to all our contributors for making this possible, and our sponsors for supporting this project. Our next scheduled release is 18 September 2012.

The release is indeed out a day late. It’s not that I forgot about it, it’s just that I can’t read a calendar and HOLY CRAP, IT’S WEDNESDAY ALREADY? When did that happen? So, and I can’t stress this enough, Mea Culpa.