MacPerl 5.6.1 is now in alpha. There is a binary release in addition to
the source release. It is not ready for production use, there are a lot of
bugs, but it is usable. Please download it and try it out, and join the
macperl-porters list for discussion.
See http://macperl.sourceforge.net/ for more information about MacPerl
development and for reporting test results.