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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report
Wednesday March 19, 2003
PAR 0.66 Released
I am happy to announce that PAR 0.66 has been uploaded to CPAN.
It is also available at:
MD5 (PAR-0.66.tar.gz) = d9cb7c22051025e3ba344a9da2907253
- Adds PAR::Intro, a PODified version of the online presentation.
- Adds App::Packer::Backend::PAR, a bridge between PAR and App::Packer.
- Scripts and modules are now searched in "/" last, instead of first.
- Experimental patch for packing shared libraries via "pp -l".
- HTTP fetching of precompiled packages in addition to FTP.
- Makefile.PL now downloads precompiled packages only if needed.
- AutoInstall has been made to work for an easier installation.
- The redundant "parl.exe.bat" is no longer created on Win32.
- Pre-0.63 PARs used to leave broken .dll in TEMP; now they're cleaned.
- "pp c:\something.pl" no longer treats c: as a relative path.
- "pp -I dir" now searches 'dir' first, instead of last.
- "pp" was broken on Perl 5.6.0 due to => stringification bugs.
- Support for Tk::Widget autoloading has been added.
- "parl" was not stripped if "gcc" was invoked as "cc"; fixed.
- On a machine with multiple "parl"s, "pp" now uses the correct one.
- File::Temp was missing as a dependency.
- Cygwin support is still broken.
- PAR does not include utf8_heavy.pl nor unicore/* for scripts that
has "use utf8;". This should be fixed soon by a new release of
Again, 'make par' binary package contributions are most welcome; please
first to see if somebody already sent
me a package for your platform.
Please do not apply the 'shlib' patch in the packaged version; also,
please don't use a bleeding-edge OS (e.g. RedHat 8.0) to generate the
PAR file, because the resulting package will then need a version of glib
that's not present on many people's computers.
Thanks to everybody for your bug reports, suggestions, patches and
thank-you letters; Special thanks to Germain Garand, Markus Jansen and
Sisyphus for helping me with the last-minute testing of 0.66.
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