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Re^2: Download Manager in Perl

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 02, 2011 at 22:41 UTC ( #929202=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Download Manager in Perl
in thread Download Manager in Perl

CUFP, and seems to me to constitute a notice of an interesting, Perl/Tk program.

A cava packager packed binary executable :)


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Re^3: Download Manager in Perl
by keszler (Priest) on Oct 02, 2011 at 23:40 UTC

    Obscured link to an .exe download. Sourceforge project that has no source. (SVN browse lists a tarball, but it's empty.) The .exe contains these strings:

    FastMM Borland Edition (c) 2004 - 2008 Inno Setup Setup Data (5.4.2) RegQueryValueExW RegOpenKeyExW RegCloseKey user32.dll kernel32.dll comctl32.dll oleaut32.dll
    which may be completely innocent - but why do you need an installer for a "compiled" Perl program.

    Maybe I just have a nasty suspicious mind, but I vote -- and reap. If the OP comes back with source I'll apologize.

      which may be completely innocent - but why do you need an installer for a "compiled" Perl program.

      Unlike PAR/pp packed .exe, which unzips itself into temp directory each time, then runs

      Cava packager provides innosetup installer

        it doesn't do this each time before running.
      Well, it is written in perl, easy way to use proxy for downloads for non-technical users, it certainly qualifies as CUFP even without source, certainly not spam

        Well, it is written in perl -- is it? How would we know?

      Why I gave exe - Actually to execute the script, everyone must have perl and some more perl modules installed in their machine. I thought providing exe will be easy for the people who dont know anything about perl. Regarding Source - I will upload the script ASAP because right now I am working on proper naming convention so that it will be easy for other to understand the code. Anyway thanks for your comment :-)
      My Download manager(esp for student) in Perl. http://tiny.cc/ntdfg. Try it and provide your valuable feedback.

      but why do you need an installer for a "compiled" Perl program

      There are tons of reasons that may require an installer. Registry keys might need setup, Autostart may be required, Desktop icons to be made, a provided uninstaller,... etc. And a proper installer will allow rollout by a central (Windows) Package Managment.

      Don't use '#ff0000':
      use Acme::AutoColor; my $redcolor = RED();
      All colors subject to change without notice.

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