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Major News

July 4th, 2015: RPerl v1.0 Full Release On CPAN

After over 2.5 years of work, RPerl v1.0 (code name 'Apollo') is finally released for public download on the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network.
It may not be Christmas, but at least it's Independence Day. Happy Birthday to both America & RPerl!

June 10th, 2015: RPerl Compiles On Windows

Thanks to YAPC::NA 2015 and our friend bulk88, RPerl's blead code on Github now compiles on the Windows OS using Strawberry Perl.

December 25th, 2014: RPerl v1.0 Beta2 Released

The second beta release includes the new RPerl grammar. Merry Christmas!

March 13th, 2014: It's Offical. RPerl At GSoC 2014! Canceled...

It was recently confirmed that RPerl will in fact be a project at the upcoming Google Summer of Code (GSoC) this very summer. GSoC is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open-source projects. Very exciting! This was canceled due to a miscommunication and/or administrative error, it isn't exactly clear. But they still sent us a Google Summer of Code t-shirt. Weird!

February 9th, 2014: RPerl At GSoC 2014?

The RPerl Compiler, via the Perl Foundation, has been proposed as a candidate project for this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC). The Perl Foundation is currently requesting additional project ideas. For information on applying to GSoC 2014, visit Google's GSoC Website.

January 23rd, 2014: The Cranes Are In the Mail

If you contributed to our Kickstarter campaign and earned yourself a paper crane, and you are concerned about the location of your paper crane...do not worry! They were shipped today!

January 9th, 2014: RPerl In The News

A recent blog post by Reini Urban oultines current features of both B::C[C] and RPerl.
A link to the article can also be found at Perl Weekly.

January 1st, 2014: RPerl v1.0 Beta Released

Happy New Year! Now you, too, can compile "Hello, World!" from Perl to C++, just in time for a late Christmas present!

December 4th, 2013: Kickstarter Campaign Successfully Funded

We raised a total of $1,701 to help complete development of RPerl v1.0

November 26th, 2013: Kickstarter Campaign Launched

Pledges to fund completion of RPerl v1.0 can be accepted for a total of 7 days.

November 23rd, 2013: New Website Sections Opened

Look for the dollar sign and scallion buttons on the right!

November 11th, 2013: Performance Benchmarks Explained

Now we can understand what the benchmarks actually mean.

November 10th, 2013: Performance Benchmarks Released

Yes, RPerl really is that fast! Click the stopwatch button on the right to view tables, charts, and graphs.

November 7th, 2013: The Low-Magic Perl Commandments Given

The wait is finally over! Look for the stone tablets button to learn more.

October 15th, 2013: Frequently Asked Questions Added

Look for the FAQ question mark button on the right.

October 3rd, 2013: RPerl Website Goes Live!

We are proud to annouce the initial beta release of the RPerl.org website. Thank you for visiting!

June 30th, 2013: RPerl Demo Reaches 200x Speedup

RPerl has reached an important development milestone with the hand-compiled RPerl demo program.
It runs a scalable 200x faster than the same non-compiled Perl.

June 3rd-5th, 2013: YAPC Perl Conference In Austin

The whole Perl 11 crew came together in Austin for the annual YAPC::NA conference.
The need for RPerl is strongly reinforced.

January 1st, 2013: RPerl Development Begins

RPerl is a New Year's Resolution. Maybe it will also be a Christmas present.

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