Perl 6 is a language specification.
Rakudo is a compiler for Perl 6.
Rakudo Star (or Rakudo *) is a distribution that contains the Rakudo compiler, documentation and some useful modules.
MoarVM and JVM are Process Virtual Machines. They provide an interface between the compiler and the underlying operating system or machine. If you don’t know which to choose, try MoarVM first. You can always switch to the JVM if MoarVM doesn’t suit your needs.
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If rakudobrew is not flexible enough for you, you might want to consider manually installing from source. The exact steps required may differ depending on your operating system, but these instructions should be enough to get you started. This example uses Rakudo Star 2015.02, but development is progressing quickly, so please be sure to check for the lat…