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Welcome to the Parrot Developer Wiki

This wiki is a workplace for developers of the Parrot virtual machine and related languages, tools, and applications. If you aren't a developer, you may be looking for  the main Parrot website.

The current status and plan is available at the Parrot Roadmap.

Older content might be still in the  old Parrot wiki, which is in the process of being [MigrateTheWiki migrated to this wiki].

Weekly Focus

If you have resources to contribute to Parrot this week, please ask on the mailing list or in the IRC channel if you need assistance. Our tasks are:

  • HLL interoperability (talk to Tene and pmichaud)
  • improving the Parrot debugger documentation (talk to dukeleto)
  • working on Parrot standard library (talk to japhb)
  • building a framework for testing bytecode
  • pruning C structures (talk to chromatic)



Date: Saturday, 10 October 2009. Focus: pcc_reapply branch.
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2009 Focus: Testing

News and Events

  • Parrot 1.6.0 "half-pie" was released on 2009-09-15, see the [http:/ home page] for details. The next release will be 2009-10-20
  • GSOC2009Tasklist
  • Parrot Virtual Machine Workshop 2009, preceding YAPC::NA::2009, Pittsburgh, 20-21 June 2009
  • BuildBot set up to watch SVN and build on commit.

Also see ArchivedNewsEvents.

Current Development Priorities

This is a list of tasks that are priorities for the 1.5.0 release in August.

Contributing to Parrot

You can contribute to Parrot in many ways:






Development Work Pages

Tasklists And Projects

GCTasklist IOTasklist CallingConventionsTasklist StringsTasklist
NamespaceTasklist CageTasklist DocsTasklist DebuggerTaskList
ArrayTasklist Pdd30InstallTasklist PMCUnionDeprecationTasklist KeysRefactor
PIRCDevelopment APIFuncRenaming JITRewrite

Long-Term Plans

L1Recap ModuleEcosystem Modules ContextPMCUses?

Project Information

ParrotCommunityKnowledge BranchDescriptions BigProjectIdeas GitObjections


 TapTinder - continuous integration for Parrot on various platforms Languages PerlSixTesting


Glossy Brochure
ParrotAdvantages ParrotVirtualAppliance ParrotQuotes ParrotVersionNumbers

Wiki 101

Please feel free to add or modify pages — even this one — as you see fit. That's the idea of a wiki.

Simply click on the "Edit this page" link at the bottom of the page. You need to Register or Login before you can edit pages.

Starting Points

For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.