perlapp from Activestate's PDK isn't a much better option to Perl2Exe being that it's a non-free, commercial solution. Indigo Star's Perl2Exe Pro (Pro is required to support the --gui option which suppresses the console, a requirement for stand alone perl GUI apps) costs $149 and really isn't that good. ActiveState's perlapp, which is distributed with their PDK (Perl Dev Kit) costs $295. pp is free and would be the preferred solution. If I'm left with no other option I guess I'd shell out the $295 for ActiveState's PDK, but I'd really prefer not too.