What the Perl 6 and Parrot Hackers Did on their Christmas Vacation
A running joke in the Perl 6 world is that we'll release a stable Perl 6.0.0 by Christmas. We just won't tell you which Christmas.
As many community-developed projects have noticed, long blocks of holidays can be very productive for contributors. Both Parrot and Perl 6 on Parrot have made a lot of visible progress in the past couple of weeks.