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Thursday December 20, 2007
10:33 AM

Strawberry Perl Beta 2 Release

[ #35166 ]

This is the second beta release for Strawberry Perl 5.10.0.

The following changes were made.

- Squelched noisy warnings in CPAN due to missing minicpan

- Force install to c:\strawberry instead of c:\strawberry-perl when Strawberry 5.8.8 was already installed and Inno Setup tried to be smart.

Please note you should uninstall any previous Perl installs before installing Strawberry Perl, due to path issues they will not co-exist.

- Force the datetime on all files a few days into the past to avoid files from the future that were confusing dmake.

- Added the gmp C library.

This release is still missing some documentation and Start menu links, but is otherwise identical to the final version, and you should not need to upgrade once you have beta 2 installed.

As before, please report any problems in the comments.

If all goes well and we don't need another test release, I will be able to upload Strawberry Perl 5.10.0 Final in around 24 hours.

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  • When you say "Force install to c:\strawberry" that doesn't mean I have to install it there or on the "C:" drive right?
    • The current installer uses C:\strawberry and you cannot change that location.
    • Yes, it must be installed to that location.

      Relocatable Perl installation is currently not available on Win32, but I plan to investigate that after this first release.
  • I made a version of the TWiki 4.2.0 windows installer that uses StrawberryPerl beta 2, and so far, viewing and editing works fine. HOWEVER, the searching, which shells out to run grep does not. I have not found time to look into why - I'm about to leave for Brisbane, and then won't have access to Windows until I come back :/) I expect that the code that shells out to run grep is assuming that it works like in ActiveState, and that Strawberry perl exec's more like unix - but I don't know for sure. Does an
    • Strawberry Perl does a straight MinGW/gcc compile of the official Perl source code, with zero modifications. That's the main feature of it.

      If there's a bug in Strawberry Perl then it's either 1) A Twiki bug 2) A Perl 5.10.0 bug :)
  • see [] Wiki people get used to being able to re-edit.