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  • Definitely better than AS. Compile environment included. No futzing w/PPM and VC/.NET1/NET2 libs and compilers.
    • The only thing that scared me off Strawberry was "An alpha release of Strawberry Perl is under development". How stable is it?
      • It's pretty stable -- in the sense that it's not likely to unexpectedly go belly-up on you. That said, there are substantial issues with many modules on win32 -- but that's not the fault of Vanilla/Strawberry. If a module compiles and passes its tests, then it should to be stable after that.

        Major missing piece right now: external libraries. We're working on that.

        The "alpha" in part reflects that fact that the installer package itself is evolving. Eventually, we plan to target 5.8.9 as the release ve

        • by DAxelrod (4649) on 2006.10.06 17:55 (#50848) Journal
          Sweet, thank you. That gives me exactly the level of detail I need about Strawberry Perl's stability.

          I don't need production quality, but I also don't want something that coredumps every few minutes, which is what I was afraid pre-alpha might be. :)

          Looks like I'll be trying Strawberry.