This isn't extremely new news as build 815 has been out since 2005-11-02. Apparently, this was possible even prior to 815 using some configuration trickery.
* On Windows ActivePerl will automatically use MinGW to compile modules if Microsoft VC++ is not installed, but MinGW and dmake are.
"Starting with ActivePerl 188.8.131.525 you can also use MinGW to compile additional
modules that will use MSVCRT.DLL for the C runtime. ActivePerl will automatically
detect and use MinGW and dmake if you have them installed but don't have VC++ on
For MinGW it's just a matter of installing MinGW and dmake. I think it's pretty well covered in Readme.win32 in the perl source - not that there's much to cover, as it's all quite straightforward now.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||