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Open SourceAfter years of development presents a new stable branch of the programming language – Perl 5.18.

In preparation for the new release has been changed about 400 thousand lines of code changes affected the 2100 files, developed with the participation of 113 developers.

A branch of 5.18 is released under an approved three years ago, a fixed schedule of development, implying a new stable release branches once a year and corrective releases – once in three months. June 20 is scheduled to release first correction release Perl 5.18.1, which will be corrected in the most significant errors identified in the implementation of Perl 5.18.0. Simultaneously with the release Perl 5.18 5.14 discontinued support for branches, for which in the future may be issued updates only in case of critical security problems. Also began the process of developing the experimental 5.19, on the basis of which in May 2014 will be formed stable release of Perl 5.20. Continue reading

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Open SourceAfter eight and a half years of development released a new version of the programming language R 3.0 and the associated with him of the software environment, based on the tasks of statistical processing, analysis and visualization.

For the solution of specific tasks more than 5000 packages expansions are prepared. The base implementation of R language developed within the GNU Project and is licensed under the GPL.

The reasons for release of a new branch of language R is said to be the emergence of any major changes or new features, and the gradual achievement of a new R language level of maturity. In the development of the 2.x language reached to provide support for 64-bit computing for all platforms, providing means of parallel processing, load-balancing capabilities compiled bytecode, integrate support for UTF-8, the formation of packets based on namespaces. Continue reading

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