[sf-perl] Writing a perl program for windows.

Mark Grimes mgrimes at cpan.org
Sat Feb 19 12:52:57 PST 2011

Par packer will bundle perl and the required modules into a single
executable.  The result is large but it makes it easy.

You could also look into bundling the app with strawberry perl. I've heard
that's possible.
 On Feb 19, 2011 3:24 PM, "Richard Reina" <gatorreina at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> Thanks for the reply. Assuming the scanner is working would the user
> be able to install and run the program on windows or would they first
> have to install perl? The thing is Ive written some similar code that
> lets users on our LAN scan in docs if there is a working scanner
> attached but that code runs on linux machines. I have no idea about
> getting it to install and run on linux.
> On 2/19/11, Mark Grimes <mgrimes at cpan.org> wrote:
>> The tricky part is going to be interfacing with the scanner. If you
>> can get that working there are a number of straight forward ways to
>> install a program, present a simple GUI interface and email (not
>> necessarily easy, but doable).
>> I don't have any suggestions for the scanning part, but for the GUI I
>> would look at Wx, to bundle it look at PAR, and for email checkout
>> Email::Simple and the blat.exe program. Strawberry perl has become the
>> defacto standard for perl on windows, but I also like cygwin. The last
>> time I used PAR there were issues bundling Wx, so I hack together this
>> as a quick fix (not sure if it is still needed):
>> http://peculier.com/code/perl.html#wx-win-par
>> Best of luck. Let us know how it goes.
>> -Mark
>> On Feb 19, 2011 10:31 AM, "Richard Reina" <gatorreina at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I have been asked to write a program that makes it very easy for our
>>> contractors in the field to scan and email us documents from the
>>> field. Something that the user can download and install with a few
>>> clicks and that assumes no more user proficiency than being able to
>>> plug the scanner into the computer and follow prompts. Since 99% of
>>> our contractors use windows I have to write it for windows. I am an
>>> intermediate perl programmer at best but and willing to roll up my
>>> sleeves and do whatever it takes. I was wondering however, if anyone
>>> had any advice on where to start?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Richard
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