Rakudo is a compiler for the Raku programming language.

Rakudo is licensed under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0. Since the Artistic License 2.0 is compatible with the GPL there's no need for dual licensing as is done by Perl 5.

The compiler is released monthly, around the third Saturday of the month.

Rakudo Star

The Rakudo Star distribution combines the Rakudo Raku compiler with additional resources, such as documentation, introductory materials, and a selection of modules.

Rakudo Star is the most thoroughly tested option and is the recommended choice for most users.

Rakudo Star is released shortly after a Rakudo release.