When will Perl 6 be released?: Revision 2
When will Perl 6 be released?
It will be released when it's done and ready to be released. When all the work to be done has been done, by all the people that there are to work on it, then it's ready to go.
We realize that's not a very satisfying answer, but that's the best we can do right now. To try to assign a date, even a year, would be disingenuous.
Larry Wall has said "We're well into the second 80%" of the project. The first 80% has taken about seven years since Perl 6 was started in 2000, so you can do the math and figure it will be some time before 2014. However, Larry would be quick to add "Unless there's a third 80%."
What's left to be done?
We're working on making that list happen over at Development Dashboard. The fact that we're getting to a point where we're starting to nail down specific deliverables should be somewhat reassuring.
Can I help somehow?
Absolutely! You don't even have to know Perl 6 or Parrot.
Right now, we need people who can: