Jul. 17th, 2010

It's at the usual place: http://strawberryperl.com/beta/

This fixes the bugs that were in Beta 1, adds some polish, and updates all modules.

If your modules are in Strawberry, consider this your warning: the minicpan will be pulled in 96 hours - 11pm Wednesday the 21st GMT - for the release candidates.

Right now, I'm using it as a basis for Strawberry Perl Professional ( Alpha 2 - I'm doing a test compilation right now, and have been for the last 2 days.

See the next post for the news about that.

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.



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