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Perl CGI app to executable?by wanna_code_perl (Pilgrim)
|on May 20, 2009 at 00:21 UTC||Need Help??|
wanna_code_perl has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hello fellow monks,
Thanks to a fundamental requirement change, I want to make an existing CGI Perl application do something it was never designed for. (Or throw it away and start over, but I'm hoping that won't be the best course of action!)
This application is a single CGI script, plus about a dozen internal modules (and a few more from CPAN). From a black box perspective, it's basically a web form which is used to generate a data file. Nothing special, by any means.
The original requirement was that this would be used internally only, so it's currently on an internal web server. Now, (you guessed it), management wants to give it to a customer as an easily installable closed-source desktop application (Windows primarily, but cross-platform support would be even better.)
I see my options basically as follows:
Am I missing something? How would you go about this?