The ActivePerl Package is the most significant and exciting advance in Perl platforms! This is the long-awaited "merge" of the popular Perl ports, and has the absolute best of both plus more!
New Features in ActivePerl:
The complete ActivePerl Package contains:
The Windows version also includes:
The ActivePerl Package is covered by the Community License. This defines your rights to use and redistribute this package.
Running Perl scripts from the command line
To run your Perl scripts, type:
at the command prompt, where
You should see:
If you do, you've successfully installed ActivePerl! If not, there's something wrong with your
install. Check to make sure that your Path environment variable includes the directories to which
you installed the Perl core binaries. (You can type
One last note, typing
The ActivePerl Package comes with the newly updated collection of Frequently Asked Questions about ActivePerl. The FAQ is a valuable source of distilled wisdom about using Perl. It is a must read!
We're interested in what you have to say. Do you have something that used to work that just doesn't work anymore? Any incompatibilities? Let us know! We can't guarantee that all suggestions will be implemented in future releases, but we'll do our best!
Please submit bug reports here. All bug reports should be accompanied by one or more concrete examples that will help us reproduce the problem. Include all relevant information that you think will help us recreate the particular environment in which the bug was observed. Remember, if we cannot reproduce the problem, we cannot fix it!
General help and questions about using ActivePerl are available from the Perl-Win32-Users mailing list. ActiveState also hosts several other highly engaging mailing-lists on various topics related to Perl.