Perl

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Perl is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 30 years of development.

Release Schedule Image Gantt Chart for Perl
Release Released Active Support Critical security patches Latest
5.38 9 months ago
(02 Jul 2023)
Yes Ends in 2 years
(02 Jul 2026)
5.38.2
(29 Nov 2023)
5.36 1 year and 11 months ago
(27 May 2022)
Yes Ends in 1 year
(27 May 2025)
5.36.3
(29 Nov 2023)
5.34 2 years and 11 months ago
(20 May 2021)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(27 May 2022)
Ends in 3 weeks and 6 days
(20 May 2024)
5.34.3
(29 Nov 2023)
5.32 3 years and 10 months ago
(20 Jun 2020)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(27 May 2022)
Ended 10 months ago
(20 Jun 2023)
5.32.1
(23 Jan 2021)
5.30 4 years and 11 months ago
(22 May 2019)
Ended 2 years and 11 months ago
(20 May 2021)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(22 May 2022)
5.30.3
(29 May 2020)
5.28 5 years and 10 months ago
(22 Jun 2018)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(20 Jun 2020)
Ended 2 years and 10 months ago
(23 Jun 2021)
5.28.3
(29 May 2020)
5.26 6 years and 11 months ago
(30 May 2017)
Ended 4 years and 11 months ago
(22 May 2019)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(30 May 2020)
5.26.3
(28 Nov 2018)

Perl used the following policy since the 5.6 release of Perl:

  • Maintenance releases (ready for production use) are even numbers, such as 5.8, 5.10, 5.12.
  • Development releases are odd numbers, such as 5.9, 5.11, 5.13.

This page only list maintenance releases. Moreover, as detailed in the perlpolicy man page, the Perl community will, to the best of its ability, attempt to:

  • Fix critical issues in the two most recent maintenance releases.
  • Provide critical security patches for any maintenance release within the past three years.

More information is available on the Perl website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
perl -v

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

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