[personal profile] csjewell

The plan is (and I think we'll make it) to have Strawberry Perl Professional Alpha 2 out for what I call Pioneer Day (July 24th, a week from today, otherwise known as Padre's 2nd Birthday. Me, I think it's gotten into the terrible twos a little early!)

Here is what will be included:

  1. All modules from Alpha 1 are updated.

  2. Most modules from current versions of Task::Kensho, Task::Moose, and Task::Catalyst are included. (a few do not build, or do things that Windows does not like.)

  3. Frozen Bubble is now included.

  4. Padre 0.64 is included.

  5. The CPAN Testers 2.0 toolchain will be included - you'll still have to go and configure it yourself, however. (I'd like Alpha 3 to contain a graphical configurator for CT2.0, as well as a few other things. Alias' wxFormBuilder work will help much here.)

Right now, I'm working on polish and verifying with stakeholders what modules should be put in or taken out.

If you have any particular requests, or any CPAN module fixes that need to go in, (icons for a few sites/programs would be nice) contact me now, because I'll be using the same minicpan that the Strawberry RC's will be using to build SPPα2, and the code for building it is at http://svn.ali.as/cpan/trunk/Perl-Dist-Chocolate/. lib/Perl/Dist/Chocolate.pm, among other things, contains the list of modules that will be installed.


Date: 2010-07-18 06:29 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Perhaps self-promoting, but I think that you might want to include Module::Version, which provides an application mversion that allows a beginner to get the version number of a module they're using easily. This is something that most beginners need and don't know how to do it properly and when asking for help, they resort to backwards ways of doing this.

See this (http://blogs.perl.org/users/sawyer_x/2010/07/timtowtgtdv.html) and this (http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?mversion) for more information and discussion on it.

Also, I suggest including App::cpanminus, to help users easily install the majority of modules available. I'm still unsure as to its Windows support, but including it will definitely give a boost for it.

Re: Module::Version

Date: 2010-07-18 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Then prompting is the next feature you'll see in Module::Version! :)

Would you mind if I incorporate the Strawberry Perl/Active Perl /perl version logics from your script?

Re: Module::Version

Date: 2010-07-18 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
cpanminus isn't really that needed, because we have a full CPAN that works just fine.

With regards to the mversion thing, Professional is aimed at people that know Windows but don't know Perl. So command line tools are largely pointless for this audience.

Most of the focus will be on Padre, and the other GUI front ends.



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