When will Perl 6 be released?: Revision 5
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 done with the first 80%, and well into the second 80%" of the project. Of course, Larry would be quick to add "Unless there's a third 80%". But the point is that project timeline estimation is very difficult (especially for as complex and relatively unfunded a project as this one), and the people working on it feel they are much closer to the end of the project than they are to the beginning.
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: