After 9 months of hard work put in by the amazing Curtis Jewell, I'm happy to confirm that the Strawberry Perl is finally going ahead with the long-awaited switch-over from an
Strawberry Perl July 2009 will be first release from the completely rewritten 4th generation distribution generator, built on the Microsoft Open Source WiX installer toolchain.
This release will also have some other goodies in it, like DBD::MySQL in the default install, experimental local::lib support, and a fully 5.10.1 compatible self-upgrading toolchain (the final production releases of all the modules needed for configure_requires support).
This represents the largest amount of change Strawberry seen, and so testing is essential.
If you can spare us a little time to test drive the new format distribution, we would dearly appreciate testing of these final release candidate installers.
If we can't turn up any unexpected goblins, these (or a trivial rebuild of these) will become the final July release, due just in time for Padre's Birthday Party.
Feedback should be either in comments, or drop in to #win32 on irc.perl.org and let us know that it worked for you (or how it failed).