Let's face it: Perl users love old versions. New Perl versions aren't unstable or bug collections but it takes (a long) time for them to reach the Linux distribution maintainers and most users prefer the default Perl installed by their operating system. Many of them don't know or just don't participate in the Perl community.
Gabor Szabo, head of Padre development, set up his "Perl weekly" service for those users (and everybody else interested in Perl or development news): One mail every Monday sums up everything important from the Perl world during the last week.
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