[San-Diego-pm] Release: Camelbox 2009.141.0110Z-tahi

Joel Fentin joel at fentin.com
Thu May 21 17:07:19 PDT 2009

Brian Manning wrote:
> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Joel Fentin<joel at fentin.com> wrote:
>> Brian,
>> I am confused. Why would I, an unsophisticated user, want this instead of
>> that from ActiveState?
> Because you...
> 1) hate compiling the entire Gtk2-Perl stack by hand on Windows
> -or-
> 2) hate compiling the DBD libraries (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, ODBC)
> by hand on Windows
> and would rather have someone do it for you instead of installing a
> compiler of some sort, and then munging with Makefiles and whatnot in
> order to get things to compile on Windows, and then installing it, and
> then maintaining it.
> Most of the packages that I include with Camelbox don't come with
> ActiveState, and it's a royal pain for anyone to get all of the things
> I include working on any Windows Perl, let alone ActiveState.

Still some confusion on my part. I have downloaded (to XP and its 
predecessors) and used Perl, MySQL, and some of the others without ever 
having to compile anything. Thus I suspect the only reason for compiling 
is to make a Perl .exe application. Is this correct?

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