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release_schedule - Perl 5 release schedule


This schedule lists the projected or historical development and release schedules for the next, current and previous stable versions of Perl. Dates with two or more question marks will only be releases if deemed necessary by the Pumpking.

Perl 5.26

Code freezes (which happen in the 5.25.X series)

  2016-12-20  5.25.8          Contentious changes freeze
  2017-01-20  5.25.9          User-visible changes freeze
  2017-02-20  5.25.10         Full code freeze
  2017-04-20  5.26.0          Stable release!

Perl 5.24

  2016-05-09  5.24.0 ✓        Ricardo Signes
  2016-07-25  5.24.1          Steve Hay

Perl 5.22

  2015-06-01  5.22.0 ✓        Ricardo Signes
  2015-12-13  5.22.1 ✓        Steve Hay
  2016-04-29  5.22.2 ✓        Steve Hay
  2016-07-25  5.22.3          Steve Hay


This schedule lists the release engineers for at least the next four months of releases of bleadperl. If there are fewer than four months listed as you make a release, it's important that you extend the schedule AND identify the next release engineer.

Before adding a release engineer, you must contact them and they must consent to ship the release.

When shipping a release, you should include the schedule for (at least) the next four releases. If a stable version of Perl is released, you should reset the version numbers to the next blead series.

Perl 5.25

  2016-04-08  5.25.0 ✓        Ricardo Signes
  2016-05-20  5.25.1 ✓        Sawyer X
  2016-06-20  5.25.2 ✓        Matthew Horsfall
  2016-07-20  5.25.3 ✓        Steve Hay
  2016-08-20  5.25.4 ✓        BinGOs
  2016-09-20  5.25.5          Stevan Little
  2016-10-20  5.25.6          Aaron Crane
  2016-11-20  5.25.7          Chad Granum
  2016-12-20  5.25.8          Sawyer X
  2017-01-20  5.25.9          Abigail
  2017-02-20  5.25.10         Renée Bäcker

(RC0 for 5.26.0 will be released once we think that all the blockers have been addressed. This typically means some time in April or May.)


The following porters have all consented to do at least one release of bleadperl. If you can't do a release and can't find a substitute amongst this list, mail p5p.

(Please do not add any names to this list without prior consent of the Pumpking.)

  Abigail <abigail@abigail.be>
  Aristotle Pagaltzis <pagaltzis@gmx.de>
  Ask Bjørn Hansen <ask@perl.org>
  Chris Williams <bingos@cpan.org>
  Dave Cross <dave@perlhacks.com>
  Dave Rolsky <autarch@urth.org>
  David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>
  Florian Ragwitz <rafl@debian.org>
  Jesse Luehrs <doy@cpan.org>
  Jesse Vincent <jesse@cpan.org>
  Leon Brocard <acme@astray.com>
  Matt Trout <mst@shadowcat.co.uk>
  Matthew Horsfall <wolfsage@gmail.com>
  Max Maischein <corion@cpan.org>
  Peter Martini <petercmartini@gmail.com>
  Philippe Bruhat <book@cpan.org>
  Ricardo Signes <rjbs@cpan.org>
  Stevan Little <stevan@cpan.org>
  Steve Hay <steve.m.hay@googlemail.com>
  Tatsuhiko Miyagawa <miyagawa@bulknews.net>
  Tony Cook <tony@develop-help.com>
  Yves Orton <demerphq@gmail.com>
  Zefram <zefram@fysh.org>
  Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avar@cpan.org>


Jesse Vincent <jesse@cpan.org>