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Re: PPM - It's a GUI!!

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Oct 12, 2006 at 22:47 UTC ( #578011=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to PPM - It's a GUI!!

I think the new version of PPM is hideously slow, even slower than the command line version. I also find it less than intuitive.

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Comment on Re: PPM - It's a GUI!!
Re^2: PPM - It's a GUI!!
by monarch (Priest) on Oct 13, 2006 at 13:38 UTC
    I nearly lost it with frustration and anger after discovering ppm had been significantly changed. It is a basic principle of a mature product not to completely change the functionality and interface.

    When I finally discovered one could run it as a shell (by running a different command name now, ppm-shell) my co-worker and I had to sit there for minutes watching every single CPAN module get loaded into some sort of cache. In frustration hit ctrl-C and just copied the binaries from one machine to another.

    I don't care how much better then "new" ppm is, it makes ActiveState Perl a product that cannot be relied on in a hurry - who knows how else the fundamental utilities might suddenly change anytime in the future!

      Apparently the hideously slow sync when you start PPM is caused by an invalid repository which is set as a default in the ActivePerl distribution, and is not a problem PPM itself. Delete (or disable) your repository and add this one instead: http://ppm4.activestate.com/MSWin32-x86/5.8/819

      I did this and now PPM starts up lightning fast for me.

      buckaduck

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