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Is Camelbox dead?

by kikuchiyo (Pilgrim)
on Mar 22, 2011 at 16:26 UTC ( #894848=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
kikuchiyo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I used Camelbox on several Windows machines to deploy my GUI applications. I like it because it works as advertised: a complete, ready-to-use Perl build for Win32, bundled with a working Gtk2-Perl installation.

However, I noticed that the last version to be downloaded is from 2009 (with Perl 5.10.0). Hence the question in the title. Or to phrase it less bluntly: if I wanted to install Perl with Gtk2 support on a Windows machine today, could I continue to rely on Camelbox (in hope that it will be supported in the future), or should I begin to look for an alternative solution?

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Re: Is Camelbox dead?
by raybies (Chaplain) on Mar 22, 2011 at 18:31 UTC

    I don't think it's dead. (I haven't used it, but a quick search looks like there's still activity on his email list since last month). It appears that the author (a member of Perlmonks named spicyjack) still supports it. here's a link to the node he announced in this thread: Camelbox: A build of Gtk2-Perl for Windows

    You could get on his mailing list and ask him.

Re: Is Camelbox dead?
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 22, 2011 at 23:55 UTC
      Gtk2 is now available from ActiveState and trouchelle ppm repositories

      I didn't try the trouchelle repo, but the ActiveState repo simply provides the bundle (and nothing else, afaict):
      C:\_32>ppm install Bundle-Gnome2 Downloading Bundle-Gnome2-0.12...done Unpacking Bundle-Gnome2-0.12...done Generating HTML for Bundle-Gnome2-0.12...done Updating files in site area...done 2 files installed
      I would expect it's the same with the trouchelle repo, though it at least seems to provide a Gtk2 ppm for perl-5.10:
      C:\_32>ppm search Gtk2 Downloading ActiveState Package Repository packlist...done Updating ActiveState Package Repository database...done Downloading packlist...done Updating database...done Downloading bribes packlist...done Updating bribes database...done Downloading trouchelle packlist...done Updating trouchelle database...done 1: Gtk2 Perl interface to the 2.x series of the Gimp Toolkit library Version: 1.183 Repo: trouchelle 2: Gtk2 Perl interface to the 2.x series of the Gimp Toolkit library Version: 1.222 Repo:

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