Today I shipped the seventh development release of Perl Catalyst 'Holland':
If you have already been testing dev006 shipped earlier this week you don't need to worry about this one since its nearly all documentation updates. This release represents updates to documention primarily around UTF8 and encoding. This is hopefully the final docs we can feel are good enough to ship with stable. In addition to information in the upgrading pod and inline API level documentation we added a new document Catalyst::UTF8 which expands and corrects the UTF8 and encoding documentation that was published during Advent 2014. If you read those, this is still worth a look since a few things have changed and this version has more info. If you didn't read it, you should really read this since it summarizes a ton of information regarding UTF8 and encoding in Catalyst. In particular if you consider yourself a Unicode kungfu master, please read that document and let me know if you think the underlying concepts are inline with best practices.
There's also more UTF8 tests and a few test corrections that was giving our colleagues using Windows some trouble. If this continues to pass CPAN testers and I don't hear of any major showstoppers from those of you testing either dev006 or dev007 we expect to ship this as 5.90080 stable on this coming Friday (09 January 2015).
Thanks to everyone that reviewed code and helped me to test this. I hope this is the best version yet of Perl Catalyst!