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berrybrew version 1.33 released!

by stevieb (Canon)
on Feb 12, 2021 at 23:10 UTC ( #11128310=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I've released berrybrew version 1.33. This version has significant enhancements, along with some bug fixes and handling of some uncaught exceptions. The changes reflect versions 1.30 to 1.33.

Major changes include:

UI:

  • Allows you to install, switch to, remove and use Strawberry Perls directly
  • Can now spawn a CLI window for any Perl you have installed
  • Allows you to spawn a CLI window for the currently active Perl
  • Provides access to modify several of the core configuration options (debug, file association etc)
  • Allows you to disable all berrybrew Perls and restore to system default

Installer:

  • Performs an upgrade on any previous berrybrew install
  • Adds any new configuration options, while preserving the values of any previously set existing ones
  • Provides facility to install the most recent version of Strawberry Perl
  • Allows you to have berrybrew manage the .pl file association
  • Allows you to have the UI run at system startup
  • Aborts if trying to install the same version that's already installed

Functionality:

  • You can now leave off the _32/_64 bit prefix on a Perl name, and we'll default to _64
  • All execution paths return a proper exit code
  • Added new berrybrew hidden command, lists all, well, hidden commands

For all other changes, please refer to the Changes file.

Cheers!

-stevieb

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Re: berrybrew version 1.33 released!
by stevieb (Canon) on Feb 13, 2021 at 01:20 UTC

    I have to admit that I rarely ever use Windows unless I'm working for a client, or I'm developing berrybrew.

    However, with the new UI feature of being able to pop out a CLI at any time to any version on the fly, berrybrew just became one hell of a lot more useful to me for my development, and I just might start using Windows for more of my Perl distribution development work.

    I hated having to open, make a change, close then reopen command line windows all the time. Way, way better with the UI.

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