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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
5.37 8 months ago
(27 May 2022)
Yes Ends in 2 years and 3 months
(27 May 2025)
5.37.8
(20 Jan 2023)
5.36 8 months ago
(27 May 2022)
Yes Ends in 2 years and 3 months
(27 May 2025)
5.36.0
(27 May 2022)
5.35 1 year and 8 months ago
(20 May 2021)
Ended 8 months ago
(27 May 2022)
Ends in 1 year and 3 months
(20 May 2024)
5.35.11
(20 Apr 2022)
5.34 1 year and 8 months ago
(20 May 2021)
Ended 8 months ago
(27 May 2022)
Ends in 1 year and 3 months
(20 May 2024)
5.34.1
(12 Mar 2022)
5.32 2 years and 7 months ago
(20 Jun 2020)
Ended 8 months ago
(27 May 2022)
Ends in 4 months and 3 weeks
(20 Jun 2023)
5.32.1
(23 Jan 2021)
5.30 3 years and 8 months ago
(22 May 2019)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(20 May 2021)
Ended 8 months ago
(22 May 2022)
5.30.3
5.28 4 years and 7 months ago
(22 Jun 2018)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(20 Jun 2020)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(23 Jun 2021)
5.28.3
5.26 5 years and 8 months ago
(30 May 2017)
Ended 3 years and 8 months ago
(22 May 2019)
Ended 2 years and 8 months ago
(30 May 2020)
5.26.3

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 stable 5.x release series.
  • Provide critical security patches for any major version of Perl whose 5.x.0 release was 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

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This page was last updated on 23 January 2023. Latest releases are automatically updated.