Rakudo Perl, the implementation of Perl 6 on the Parrot virtual machine, has made [a milestone release](http://use.perl.org/~pmichaud/journal/38562). For years now, Rakudo has been tucked into the Parrot project, but no longer. Rakudo is now its own project, with its [own source repository](http://github.com/rakudo/rakudo) and its own release schedule, following the Parrot release schedule closely. This 14th development release of Rakudo is codenamed Vienna, after Vienna.pm, the Perl Mongers group that has been sponsoring Jonathan Worthington's development work since April 2008. Future releases will be named after other Perl-related cities. This is a fantastic time to take a look at Rakudo and see what's happening. We're reaching the top of the hill, and I couldn't be more excited.