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Re: Packaging Perl Programs (is) Painful

by talexb (Canon)
on Sep 04, 2010 at 17:57 UTC ( #858885=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Packaging Perl Programs (is) Painful

Consider this another vote for the 'make it client/server' argument.

Every workstation, no matter what OS, has a browser, and a browser's really just a general purpose GUI application. Get a server capable of running Apache (or any other web server), build a web application, and use that instead of trying to fight with packaging something to be installed on Windows.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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Re^2: Packaging Perl Programs (is) Painful
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Sep 04, 2010 at 18:09 UTC

    And what if the application requires access to the local file system? Or large volumes of data? Or large amounts of cpu? Or all three?

    Why advise a course of action that requires a complete re-write of an already working, existing application, just in order to avoid packaging that application? Especially when there is no need to package it in the first place.

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