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Is Camelbox dead?

by kikuchiyo (Monk)
on Mar 22, 2011 at 16:26 UTC ( #894848=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
kikuchiyo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I used Camelbox on several Windows machines to deploy my GUI applications. I like it because it works as advertised: a complete, ready-to-use Perl build for Win32, bundled with a working Gtk2-Perl installation.

However, I noticed that the last version to be downloaded is from 2009 (with Perl 5.10.0). Hence the question in the title. Or to phrase it less bluntly: if I wanted to install Perl with Gtk2 support on a Windows machine today, could I continue to rely on Camelbox (in hope that it will be supported in the future), or should I begin to look for an alternative solution?

Comment on Is Camelbox dead?
Re: Is Camelbox dead?
by raybies (Chaplain) on Mar 22, 2011 at 18:31 UTC

    I don't think it's dead. (I haven't used it, but a quick search looks like there's still activity on his email list since last month). It appears that the author (a member of Perlmonks named spicyjack) still supports it. here's a link to the node he announced in this thread: Camelbox: A build of Gtk2-Perl for Windows

    You could get on his mailing list and ask him.

Re: Is Camelbox dead?
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 22, 2011 at 23:55 UTC
      Gtk2 is now available from ActiveState and trouchelle ppm repositories

      I didn't try the trouchelle repo, but the ActiveState repo simply provides the bundle (and nothing else, afaict):
      C:\_32>ppm install Bundle-Gnome2 Downloading Bundle-Gnome2-0.12...done Unpacking Bundle-Gnome2-0.12...done Generating HTML for Bundle-Gnome2-0.12...done Updating files in site area...done 2 files installed
      I would expect it's the same with the trouchelle repo, though it at least seems to provide a Gtk2 ppm for perl-5.10:
      C:\_32>ppm search Gtk2 Downloading ActiveState Package Repository packlist...done Updating ActiveState Package Repository database...done Downloading www.sisyphusion.tk packlist...done Updating www.sisyphusion.tk database...done Downloading bribes packlist...done Updating bribes database...done Downloading trouchelle packlist...done Updating trouchelle database...done 1: Gtk2 Perl interface to the 2.x series of the Gimp Toolkit library Version: 1.183 Repo: trouchelle 2: Gtk2 Perl interface to the 2.x series of the Gimp Toolkit library Version: 1.222 Repo: www.sisyphusion.tk
      Cheers,
      Rob

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