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Unfortunately, it is quite likely that many of the modules you could download for 5.10 no longer compile for newer versions.

The ongoing barely justifiable changes to Perl's internal architecture are, with apparent disregard, breaking more and more modules with every major revision.

According to ActiveState statistics:

PPM Packages Available by Platform & Version Perl 5.8 Perl 5.10 Perl 5.12 Perl 5.14 Windows (32-bit) 15112 14582 14147 13796 Windows (64-bit) n/a 15416 14136 13533 Mac OS X 16305 16354 15118 16013 Linux (x86, 32-bit) 16729 16549 15565 15561 Linux (x86, 64-bit) n/a 17726 17044 16027 Solaris (32-bit) 15888 16304 n/a n/a Solaris (64-bit) n/a 15931 14835 n/a

I keep hanging on and hanging on to 5.10 hoping to see some sign of a reversal of this trend, but there is no sign yet.

The changes also seem to have done for Strawberry Perl, which was the only vaguely viable alternative to AS.


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In reply to Re: How to install Tk-ImageButton module in perl 5.12 using ppm by BrowserUk
in thread How to install Tk-ImageButton module in perl 5.12 using ppm by vichu001

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