csjewell ([personal profile] csjewell) wrote2010-08-24 05:48 pm
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Strawberry Perl updates.

There is some stress going on in my personal life, but Strawberry Perl is rolling forward.

Two major things are happening:

1) Making the perl-building process itself pluggable. This is 99% done, and development versions with this code, and the plugins required to use them, will be released over the next few days.

2) Allowing the user to choose how much of an "on top of Strawberry" distribution is to be installed.

I'll be gone over the weekend, (Friday to Sunday) but should be back online and working Monday or Tuesday. If 5.12.2 is out by then, I'll release a beta version of it then.

I've also checking why a "Strawberry-process" 5.13.4 won't work ( http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Ticket/Display.html?id=77416 ), and checking how well a branch of ExtUtils::ParseXS will work for Strawberry (answer: we're working on it.)


[identity profile] stevenharyanto.myopenid.com 2010-08-26 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
While I don't use Strawberry Perl often, only when stuck in Windowsland, I regard this work very important for Perl. Thanks for the work you do in Strawberry Perl, and I hope the personal stress issues get resolved soon.

Re: Thanks

(Anonymous) 2010-09-17 10:10 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you too.

When I found myself in Windows land (a refugee from Unix), Strawberry Perl was my best friend.

I help manage routers & switches (a few hundred of them) and while a port of RANCID was out of the question, I managed to cobble together a fair copy of clogin.pl with Net::Telnet and Strawberry. It helped a lot.

Nowadays I am becoming a PowerShell Weenie, but there is still so much in PS that is stupidly difficult (like decent pattern matching and substitution, hash auto-viv - try hash of hash of hashes without it) that I know that if all else fails, Strawberry Perl will help.

Thank you !