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Re: Re: Distributing or Sharing Perl Scripts

by Chady (Priest)
on May 23, 2003 at 10:27 UTC ( #260341=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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the -f option of PerlApp, which generates freestanding executables that do not require a perl installation on the client machine, requires a lisence if I'm understanding it correctly.

But you can always go without the -f and install ActiveState's perl on the machines that want to use it, which gives small executable files.

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Re: Re: Re: Distributing or Sharing Perl Scripts
by Starky (Chaplain) on May 24, 2003 at 04:32 UTC
    PerlApp is only $195. And as clarification, if I'm not being too pedantic, it only requires that you have the license to compile the executable, not that you have licenses for the running the binary on a client.

    If you just save a few hours of your own time, or the time of those who are going to be using the binaries (and hence don't have to install Perl) it would be worth the price of admission.

    I've used it to develop on my preferred platform (Linux), then compile for Windows users, and can attest it works splendidly even for sophisticated scripts which use dozens of modules. Even using Tk to produce (not hugely complex but decidedly nontrivial) GUIs was posed nary a problem.

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