Rafaël Garcia-Suarez has put out the first release candidate for Perl 5.10.0. This will be the first new release of a production version of Perl in over 2½ years, so well worth taking a look at.

Again, for an introduction to the features in Perl 5.10’s new features, see Ricardo Signes’ slides for his talk Perl 5.10 For People Who Aren’t Totally Insane.