What is the best version of ActivePerl to use with Windows 7?

Posted by kevinw on 2007-01-15 18:24
OS: Windows Vista | Product: ActivePerl | tags: compatibility Perl vista windows
Question: 

What is the best version of ActivePerl to use with Windows 7?

Answer: 

The best version of ActivePerl to use on Windows 7 is always the most recent build of ActivePerl.

ActivePerl passes the same suite of tests on Windows 7 as they do on Windows XP or Vista and other supported versions of Windows.

ActivePerl's known issues on Windows Vista include:

  • PerlIS and PerlEx are installed but not automatically configured due to differences in the script extension mapping process for IIS
  • the OLE browser will not function with Internet Explorer 7

If you run into other issues, please report them at:

http://bugs.activestate.com

San | Mon, 2008-08-18 03:07

I found that some of the modules i wanted to use didn't work well in 64bit so even if you are using 64bit windows I would still recommend using Perl x86 (32bit) for maximum compatability.

Don't bother paying for IIS, Apache works very well and it's free ;)