New packages: parrot-0.6.3-1 with parrot-perl6 and parrot-languages
Wed Jul 16 16:49:00 GMT 2008
The 0.6.3 parrot packages with libparrot0 and libparrot-devel,
plus parrot-perl6 and parrot-languages are now available with
the Cygwin distribution.
Parrot is a virtual machine designed to efficiently compile and
execute bytecode for interpreted languages.
Parrot is a target for the upcoming Perl 6 and a lot of other
with the extensions: "" .exe .lnk .exe.lnk .past .past.exe .past.lnk
.past.exe.lnk .pir .pir.exe .pir.lnk .pir.exe.lnk
The .exe and .lnk versions are of course cygwin-magic only.
libparrot0 libreadline6 ncurses libintl8 libicu38 libgmp3 libgdbm4
libglut3 pcre xorg-x11-base xorg-x11-bin-dlls libpq5 openssl
gcc make perl readline libncurses-devel libgmp-devel
Optional build requirements:
libglut-devel libicu-devel openssl-devel
Required CPAN packages:
Test::TAP::HTMLMatrix if you want to run the language smoke tests
with make languages-smoke.
Test::Base for some APL language tests.
The Parrot wiki is at http://www.perlfoundation.org/parrot/
Updates appear timely every month until v1.0 at the end of this year due
to stable funding. 0.6.4 will be uploaded really soon - tomorrow
hopefully, 0.6.5 will be released on 19 Aug 2008.
The php implementation, now called pipp, is here still called plumhead.
This will be pipp from the next release 0.6.4 on.
parrot-languages is going the single package route, contrary to the
fedora split. They have for every single language a seperate package.
Otherwise the package layout is similar to fedora, debian, gentoo and
perl6 is called /usr/bin/perl6.exe, the other languages have a "parrot-"
prefix. There are no perl6 libraries at all included.
pdb is called parrot_pdb, and will be named parrot_debugger in the
future as voted yesterday - you see the packaging is still a bit in flux
:) - disassemble is already called pbc_disassemble.
The SDL library references cygSDL-1-2-0.dll per ffi, which is only in
/usr/bin/libparrot.dll will be /usr/bin/cygparrot0_6_4.dll for the next
There are no man(1) pages yet. This is in work.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Editors"
or "Text" and then click on the appropriate fields until the above
announced version numbers appear if they are not displayed already.
If your mirror doesn't yet have the latest version of this package after
24 hours, you can either continue to wait for that site to be updated or
you can try to find another mirror.
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