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Sunday January 18, 2009
02:31 PM

Padre Standalone: Like Strawberry Perl with Chocolate Sauce

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If you're reading this, you should be familiar with Strawberry Perl. You may even have heard about the mythical "Chocolate Perl", a (hypothetical for now) "no command line" distribution that contains a GUI CPAN client, GUI perldoc, a Perl editor/IDE, and a "standard library" of the most popular, robust and cross platform CPAN modules (like DateTime, Template Toolkit, Imager, Catalyst and so on...).

While we're still some way away from a Chocolate build (the main blocking bug at the moment is getting a stable CPANPLUS release that supports configure_requires) you can get inkling of what it might be like today.

While putting together the new January Strawberry release, I also managed to put together an installer for what we could call "Padre Standalone".

http://strawberryperl.com/download/padre-standalone-5.10.0-alpha-1.exe

Padre Standalone is the Padre IDE layered onto a Strawberry install.

The alpha is only available as a system install at this point, so you can't install it while you have any other Perl distribution installed.

There's also no GUI launcher yet either, you'll still need to Start -> Run -> padre.

But hopefully (assuming it works for you) it should give you some idea of what Chocolate might look like, a single installer that can take you from nothing to a full GUI development environment in under a minute.

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  • I just installed it on my laptop and it looks nice. One thing though, could we make ptar the default tar tool on it to 'make dist'-s?

    Thanks,