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+# Announce: Rakudo Star Release 2019.03
+## A useful and usable production distribution of Rakudo Perl 6
+On behalf of the Rakudo and Perl 6 development teams, I'm pleased to announce
+the March 2019 release of "Rakudo Star", a useful and usable production
+distribution of Rakudo. The tarball for this release is available from
+Binaries for macOS and Windows (64 bit) are also available at the same
+This release of Rakudo Star implements
+Perl v6.d. It comes with support for the MoarVM backend (all module tests pass
+on supported platforms). Currently, Star is on a quarterly release cycle.
+Please note that this release of Rakudo Star is not fully functional with the
+JVM backend from the Rakudo compiler. Please use the MoarVM backend only.
+We make a distinction between the language "Perl 6" and specific
+implementations of the language such as "Rakudo".
+This Star release includes [release 2019.03] of the [Rakudo compiler],
+version 2019.03 [MoarVM], plus various modules, documentation, and other
+resources collected from the community.
+[release 2019.03]: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rakudo/rakudo/2019.03/docs/announce/2019.03.md
+[Rakudo compiler]: https://github.com/rakudo/rakudo
+The Rakudo compiler changes since the last Rakudo Star release are now listed
+in "2018.11.md", "2018.12.md" and "2019.03.md" under the "rakudo/docs/announce" directory of
+the source distribution.
+This Rakudo Star release comes with an additional JS backend.
+See `6pad` project at <https://perl6.github.io/6pad/> for running Perl 6 code
+directly in your browser.
+Important Rakudo bug fixes are now listed at <https://alerts.perl6.org/>
+Also see the Rakudo Star errata at <https://perl6.org/downloads/>
+ * LWP::Simple now removed. Please use "HTTP::UserAgent".
+Notable changes in modules shipped with Rakudo Star:
+ * Pod-To-HTML now depends on p6-pod-load
+ * tap-harness6 and app-prove6 are two separate modules now
+ * zef: version 0.7.1
+There are some key features of Perl 6 that Rakudo Star does not yet
+handle appropriately, although they will appear in upcoming releases.
+Some of the not-quite-there features include:
+ * advanced macros
+ * some bits of Synopsis 9 and 11
+There is an online resource at <http://perl6.org/compilers/features>
+that lists the known implemented and missing features of Rakudo's
+backends and other Perl 6 implementations.
+In many places we've tried to make Rakudo smart enough to inform the
+programmer that a given feature isn't implemented, but there are many
+that we've missed. Bug reports about missing and broken features are
+welcomed at <https://github.com/rakudo/rakudo/issues>
+See <https://perl6.org/> for links to much more information, including
+documentation, example code, tutorials, presentations, reference materials,
+design documents, and other supporting resources. Tutorials are available
+under the "docs" directory in the release tarball.
+The development team thanks all of the contributors and sponsors for
+making Rakudo Star possible. If you would like to contribute, see
+<http://rakudo.org/how-to-help>, ask on the <email@example.com>
+mailing list, or join us on IRC \#perl6 on freenode.