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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • By using an alternative PPM repository I've been able to get my version of Storable up to 1.011 and install Cache:Cache 1.01 on NT. Works quite well - though some functions can't work. Jolly good module, and it's author is a helpful person.

    See here for a list PPM repositories with newer software than AS: Re: Modules in the Windows environment [perlmonks.org]. I've found the University of Winnipeg repository in particular to be very good for mod_Perl and XML modules.

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    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
    • Brilliant there are 2 on that list I already use (Theory for mod_perl and OpenInteract for Template Toolkit), but the others are very welcome. Thanks.

      It would be nice if, like CPAN, there was a central repository for all ActivePerl packaged modules. Perhaps ActiveState could open up their repository a bit, so it becomes a one stop shop, rather than having to search other repositories or do-it-yourself (which sometimes isn't an option).

      • This has come up a few times on Perlmonks [perlmonks.org] hence my suggested link. From what I gather there are a number of alternative repositories out there with various things on them, but it's not co-ordinated like CPAN.

        As far as I can work out AS only build modules when a paying customer asks for them or if they think they are useful. For example Crazyinsomniac started up his own repository, here is the announcment [perlmonks.org] which covered some of the topic.

        As far as I'm aware no one has yet produced a single meta-PPM tool,

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        -- "It's not magic, it's work..."