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Shrink-wrapped app for win32 using Perl

by perlcgi (Hermit)
on May 17, 2000 at 12:42 UTC ( #12055=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
perlcgi has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm investigating writing a shrink-wrapped data-migration tool for non-technical users. It has to be win32 and it has to be gui. What's the best approach?
I would like to write the guts of this app in perl. It needs a pretty slick autoinstall. Would an all perl Tk app, including modules like Net::Telnet, Date::Manip, Win32::ODBC/DBI be a contender and how should I pull it all together i.e. could perl2exe work, is anybody else doing this?
If not, is VC++ and perl doable?
Many thanks for any info!

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Re: Shrink-wrapped app for win32 using Perl
by httptech (Chaplain) on May 17, 2000 at 16:31 UTC
    If it's Win32 only, you should consider writing it using Win32::GUI instead of Perl/Tk. It's very easy to write code for and the widgets are Win32 native, unlike Tk. It's probably not as full featured as Tk but I haven't run into any brick walls yet that can't be overcome with a little creativity. I'm using it together with perl2exe and it's working well.

    I also host a mailing list for support of the Win32::GUI module.

      Wow! Amazing. Thank you.
      Why do I feel somones just handed me a set of wings?
      Where's the downside to this language?

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