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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • in response to my last post tsee kindly brought [ExtUtils::XSpp] [cpan.org] to my attention.

    Cool....

    About bothering the single maintainer: I can't speak for him of course, but I think for me it's motivating when someone contacts me (though I'm still often too lazy....). They are probably the single maintainer because nobody else "bothers" to help.

    • Yea I think that is the case. To be fair kollivier has been really approachable and helpful. It's just quite a large build system to get my head around, and he's talking about moving from Bakefile to SCons soon which discourages me from getting into the minutiae of how it works at the moment.

  • ... we'd move in an instant if we had the option of using WebKit. The default internal shitty browser is horrible.

    So there's at least one big user waiting, and we'd be happy to see any changes to Wx core that would allow make it possible.

    • szabgab commented on my original proposal to that effect. It's pretty motivating to know there's a waiting consumer for the work I'm doing :)

      Apparently the changes mightn't be as far-reaching as I'd thought (see mattia's comment). My apologies to the wxPerl team!

  • Ironically, the only way I can currently get wxWidgets to build on my Windows machine is using MSVC 2008's nmake

    I'm surprised. It builds quite well for me!

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    The new Strawberry Perl for Windows has been released! Check http://strawberryperl.com for it.
    • The frustrating thing is that it does build fine for me with nmake, but using the configure script then make'ing in cygwin throws up all kinds of errors.

      Can I ask what kind of environment / configuration you're building with?

      • OOPS. Thought you meant Alien::wxWidgets, not wxWidgets by itself, without the Perl build script.

        I'm the one working on the Strawberry Perl betas for this months release - so I just use the installation of GCC that comes with Strawberry Perl and Alien::wxWidgets builds just fine. No cygwin required.

        [I think Alien::wxWidgets is preconfigured for Win32/Strawberry Perl, so you may have to manually edit the configuration headers in order to change things. I'd have to look at it for specifics, and I had 4 hour

        --
        The new Strawberry Perl for Windows has been released! Check http://strawberryperl.com for it.
        • Ahh, I see. Yes, Alien::wxWidgets install and builds the source painlessly for me too. And I definitely intend that it will work with Strawberry; I think that's a necessity :-)

  • FYI, Alien::wxWidgets does not require GCC neither when using a pre-built wxWidgets nor when it builds wxWidgets itself (bugs happen, but that is a different story).
    • I clearly need to examine the code in more detail. I just jumped to where I thought the problem was, I didn't notice there's a whole set of other modules for msvc. Thanks for pointing that out, & sorry I didn't give your system enough credit!

      I'll be in touch to ask about the build flags. IRC always seems pretty quiet when I've popped in with questions, I must be in an inconvenient timezone (or asking silly questions ^^; )