LPM: ActiveState's PerlApp

David Hempy hempy at ket.org
Tue Jan 11 14:33:42 CST 2000

There is also PerlEx.  Same idea.  PerlApp might even be the latest version
of PerlEx for all I know.  Seems like it was a few hundred bucks to
register it.  Never used it.

The idea is a good one.  I would not be real excited about signing up to
maintain perl on user's machines when I could just send them a bloated
executable instead.


At 02:39 PM 1/11/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello, List!
>Have any of you used ActiveState's PerlApp?  From the web site, I 
>gather that PerlApp creates executables from Perl scripts so that 
>you can run 'em on machines without Perl.  This interests me; I'm 
>working on a few utility scripts that use Tk to provide what I hope is 
>a nice user interface, and I'd prefer to distribute .exe files to my 
>users (um, all two of them) rather than commit myself to installing 
>and maintaining Perl on their PCs.  
>Does anyone care to share a success (or failure) story or know of 
>ways other than PerlApp to create standalone Perl applications?

David Hempy
Internet Database Administrator
Kentucky Educational Television

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