[sf-perl] Packaging perl MSWin applications (using wxPerl)

Jeff Bragg jackofnotrades at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 18:08:39 PDT 2008

Have you looked at
It can create archives as stand-alone executables (dependencies included,
even the Perl interpreter itself, with or without standard libraries).

I haven't used it in a few years, so you may want to seek other opinions or
caveats about it, but it seems very close to what you are looking for.

On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 4:33 PM, David Ljung Madison <pm.org at daveola.com>wrote:

> I have a wxPerl application that is the front-end to a perl script.
> I want to package the whole thing up with an installer that installs:
>  - my wxPerl front end
>  - my script
>  - perl (probably cygWin?)
>  - wxWindows
>  - wxPerl
>  - ..and anything else I might need.
> The project is freeware (i.e., it has no $price to fully use),
> so I can't afford any *per-user* license fees, but I can spend
> a little bit of money on making a good package.
> The questions that are racing through my mind are:
> 1) What's a good wrapper/installer for this kind of project?
>   It'd be nice if it could be done by a single executable.
> 2) What's the best way to package wxPerl on MSWin?
> 3) Which versions of MSWin do I need to support to cover most
>   of the MSWin community?  Vista?  XP?  2k?  I have no idea...
> 4) Which perl to use?  I attempted porting to cygwin and
>   activestate before, but activestate had some problems
>   with opening pipes.  Although if that's resolved, I
>   guess it would probably be easier to package the activestate
>   perl rather than the monstrous entirety that is cygwin.
> Dave
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