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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 5.28

Code freezes (which happen in the 5.27.X series)

  2018-01-20  5.27.8          Contentious changes freeze
  2018-02-20  5.27.9          User-visible changes to correctly
                              functioning programs freeze
  2018-03-20  5.27.10         Full code freeze
  2018-04-20  5.28.0          Stable release!

Perl 5.26

  2017-05-30  5.26.0 ✓        Sawyer X
  2017-09-22  5.26.1 ✓        Steve Hay

Perl 5.24

  2016-05-09  5.24.0 ✓        Ricardo Signes
  2017-01-14  5.24.1 ✓        Steve Hay
  2017-07-15  5.24.2 ✓        Steve Hay
  2017-09-22  5.24.3 ✓        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
  2017-01-14  5.22.3 ✓        Steve Hay
  2017-07-15  5.22.4 ✓        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 5.27

  2017-05-31  5.27.0 ✓        Sawyer X
  2017-06-20  5.27.1 ✓        Eric Herman
  2017-07-20  5.27.2 ✓        Aaron Crane
  2017-08-20  5.27.3 ✓        Matthew Horsfall
  2017-09-20  5.27.4 ✓        John Anderson
  2017-10-20  5.27.5 ✓        Steve Hay
  2017-11-20  5.27.6 ✓        Karen Etheridge
  2017-12-20  5.27.7 ✓        BinGOs
  2018-01-20  5.27.8 ✓        Abigail
  2018-02-20  5.27.9          Renee Backer
  2018-03-20  5.27.10         Todd Rinaldo

(RC0 for 5.28.0 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>