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  • Would Cava Packager [] suit your needs?

    I'm currently testing it for deploying some wxPerl applications. It is working quite well for me so far.

    Thought it might be worth mentioning.

    • Thanks. I had never heard of Cava Packer before, so I'm glad you brought it to my attention.

      I'm not sure what to think of it, so here's a list of my impressions:

      • I definitely don't like the fact that a program that is written in Perl, requires installation as administrator. WTF?
      • Though the GUI looks nice, it's also too hard to use. The first time I tried to use it, I really needed to follow the walkthrough example from the help file to get my first executable file compiled. I was totally lost without it.
      • From what I have experienced, the developer(s) of Cava are very receptive to feedback. I would pass on your list to them: [mailto]

        I believe the renaming of DLLs and library files is part of the "source code hiding" effort. I could be wrong for the motiviation behind the renaming, though.

        If you browse the list of "Scanned Modules" and double click one, there is a Packaged Location option which you can change to include modules in a "Standard @INC Folder" (and you can save this as a global default for all projects I believe). Modules included in this manner are not renamed, if I remember correctly, and placed in the inc subdirectory of the lib directory.

        I am working on my own list of feedback to send, and I am sure yours would be appreciated.