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ActivePerl: Slow to release the current version of Perl?
ActiveState and Strawberry are, of course, very different approaches to the rather-challenging task of “providing Perl on Windows.” Active, corporately speaking, is bearing a much larger and very different burden here: they undertake to do everything for you, and you wait for them to do it. Actually a very reasonable approach, but it means that the two systems are definitely Apples/Cumquats. It seems to me that, if you have a question or concern about Active’s version release timetable, you really need to ask them directly ... and let us know.