Archive for May 2012

vote for Strawberry Perl

At least when requiring XML::LibXML in a Windows environment, it was much easier to get running with Strawberry Perl than with ActiveState, mainly because Strawberry Perl has libxml and libxslt included with the install. Also I like using cpan better than ppm. ppm archives for perl 5.14 do not seem complete, and ActiveState will not give you an earlier perl in the community edition.

So, while I appreciate the contributions of both maintainers, the most painless path is the one to take…and in this case that was Strawberry Perl 5.14 with a cpan install of some other required modules (XML::LibXML was already installed).