I recently installed ActivePerl 5.8.8 Build 819 on a desktop. After reading the release notes, I was anxious to explore the new version of the Perl Package Manager. At first the GUI was a little confusing becuase it's not clear what is being listed. However, after playing with it, I think it's great.
Listing and installing packages are much easier tasks to complete. Adding repositories are just as easy as typing in the url and giving it a name. I can see all packages installed or all packages available for install. With the click of a button I can upgrade and verify packages.
All is not lost for those who like the command line shell. Doing a ppm repo will list all your repositories in a nice borded table. Other commands are available also just do a ppm help at the command line.
I like the new version of PPM. What do you monks thinks about it?
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