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Re^3: Getting Fed Up with ActiveState

by xdg (Monsignor)
on Dec 01, 2006 at 13:16 UTC ( #587180=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Getting Fed Up with ActiveState
in thread Getting Fed Up with ActiveState

PPM Repositories on win32.perl.org is an attempt to help. But I agree it's one more hurdle to productivity.

-xdg

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Comment on Re^3: Getting Fed Up with ActiveState
Re^4: Getting Fed Up with ActiveState
by syphilis (Canon) on Dec 01, 2006 at 13:35 UTC
    xdg linked to http://win32.perl.org/wiki/index.php?title=PPM_Repositories

    That page contains the following entry:

    http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/ppms/ (use this for ActivePerl 819 and greater)

    Which is somewhat misleading, I believe. Afaik, that repository provides ppm's for all versions of ActivePerl 5.8.x (and all versions of Strawberry Perl 5.8.x, too). That particular entry is surely inaccurate ? (Unless someone can convince me to do otherwise, I'll amend it tomorrow :-)

    Cheers,
    Rob
      The reason it's suggested to use http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/ppms/ for ActivePerl 819 or greater is that the PPM 2.0 Server repository: http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/cgi-bin/ppmserver?urn:/PPMServer58 , is a SOAP-based one, which ppm4 (used by ActivePerl 819) doesn't support. Instead, ppm4 uses a local DBD::SQLite database, which is faster for searches.

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