The first release candidate for Perl 5.14.0 is available for download from CPAN.
While Perl5-Porters go to great lengths to ensure that new versions of Perl don’t break existing programs, it does happen. It’s really, really important that all unintentional breakages are caught before the final release of Perl 5.14.0.
It is imperative that you test this release candidate with any software written in Perl which you use or maintain. As always, don’t get rid of your old perl before you know your stuff works with the new one.
If no “showstopper” class bugs are found in the next 7 days, Perl5-Porters will release a virtually identical tarball as Perl 5.14.0 on Thursday, April 28, 2011.