Open source Windows Perl distributions have a very high habit of going dead and getting abandoned very quickly. Camelbox, Kurila, etc, read the full list at http://win32.perl.org/wiki/index.php?title=Win32_Distributions Either compile and ship your own perl, or use ActiveState. No other distribution has paid full time programmers on it. Even Microsoft's latest perl is 5.8.8 http://www.suacommunity.com/tool_warehouse.aspx
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another list of dead perl distributions from the old (pre 2011) cpan.org site
Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2000/W2K / WinXP (Win32)
Try first win32.perl.org.
Starting from Perl 5.005 the Win32 support has been integrated to the
+Perl standard source code distribution. But if you insist on a binary
* ActivePerl (Perl for Win32, Perl for ISAPI, PerlScript, Perl Pac
* Strawberry Perl, A 100% Open Source CPAN-capable Perl for Window
+s that works exactly the same as Perl everywhere else (includes Perl
+for Win32, MinGW, dmake, CPAN preconfigured, libwin32, Win32::API, PP
+M, PAR, Expat/XML::Parser).
* Vanilla Perl, Experimental/unstable core-Perl-only port used for
+ MinGW-based distribution R&D (includes Perl for Win32, MinGW, dmake)
* Apache/Perl (binaries for both Perl-5.6/Apache-1.0/mod_perl-1 an
* CamelPack Installer for ActivePerl, Dev-C++, and nmake
* DeveloperSide.Net (compiled under VS.NET and includes the latest
+ versions of Apache2, PHP, MySQL, OpenSSL, mod_perl, Apache::ASP, and
+ a few other components)
* IndigoPerl (Perl for Win32, integrated Apache webserver, GUI Pac
* niPerl (MSI installer, Win32::GUI, Win32::GUI::XMLBuilder, Docum
+entation Viewer, WGX, PAR ready, built-in SciTE editor)
* OptiPerl (CGI and console script, IDE with syntax highlighting a
+nd debugger, query editor, emulated web server, code completion, hint
+s, context sensitive help, code librarian, many included tools)
* PXPerl (compiled with Intel C++ Compiler for maximum performance
+, lots of modules already installed, with Pugs and Parrot binaries, l
+ets you install any other module from CPAN))
* SiePerl for Win32 by Siemens, contains several modules
* Prebuilt Perls by Rich Megginson, a special installer is used.
These two are very obsolete and no more maintained or updated. Use onl
+y if you know that you need these.
* Perl (5.004) for Win32 for x86 Contains many useful additional m
* Perl (5.004) for Win32 for Alpha Identical to the x86 one, excep
+t for the target CPU. README
If you want to compile Perl for Win32 yourself, only the Microsoft Vis
+ual C/C++ is actively supported, but if you want to pay for your comp
+iler the also Borland C++ Builder Studio should work reasonably well.
+ MinGW is a free option that also has been known to work. The Open Wa
+tcom, the Digital Mars, and lcc compiler are available (the last one
+for non-commercial use only), but there are no reports of Perl being
+built with them (patches welcomed by perl5-porters).