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Unattended Installation

Question: 

How do I get the installer for Community Edition to run in a silent, unattended mode?

Answer: 

See the Installation guide for the product in question.

Documentation on unattended installation is limited in scope because the functionality is limited. There are many outcomes which might be desired that the command line for the exe installer cannot support.

Unattended installation under the Community Edition license is Strongly Discouraged.
A requirement for unattended installations is associated with use cases that meet the definition of Production Use or OEM Redistribution. Commercial entities must have a senior license for Production Use. All cases of Redistribution must have a senior license. Without the opportunity to review the terms of the Community Edition license, an end-user will be liable for complying with the license without being aware of the terms.

For ActivePerl, Business Edition or Enterprise Edition versions can provide an MSI style installer with more extensive support for unattended installations.

Is Perl dying?

I've been searching through the Internet for an active Perl forum and for the most part am very discouraged by the fact that there are no answers given.

This forum for instance: I hardly see any activities for weeks on end. And over at Perl Guru, same.

Is Perl a dying language?

sad :(

dbd-sqlite 1.56 build for perl 5.18 windows & linux 64-bit

DBD-SQLite came out with version 1.56. I was wondering when we could expect it to be built for perl 5.18 for Windows and Linux 64-bit. I couldn't find any information on the normal build schedule. Thanks for any information!

Missing Docker Images

Can anyone tell me why the Activestate docker images were removed from docker hub
https://hub.docker.com/u/activestate/dashboard/

I saw the following link on Activestate which outlines the docker images for Activestate supported languages.
https://docs.activestate.com/activego/1.8/virtualization/docker/
I am unsure as to what happened to the images (e.g Activeperl) and cant search for them on docker hub

Distribute many perlapp wrapped executables but save space by using --dependent

Summary Question

Do I simply use perlapp --dependent for each perl script and then make sure I copy perl-static to the app's bin directory (calling it perl) during the build?

Background

I am currently distributing an application with many perlapp freestanding executables, meaning they each include a bundled copy of the perl runtime.

I'd like to distribute only one copy of the perl runtime in my application and have each executable reference the one perl runtime that I would distribute.

Creating many perlapp executables but distribute only one copy of perl

I am currently distributing an application with many perlapp freestanding executables. I'd like to distribute only one copy of the perl distribution in my application and have each executable reference the one perl runtime that I'll distribute.

To do that I'm pretty sure I have to use the --dependent perlapp command line option but I don't see any documentation for what I need to distribute in addition to what I am currently distributing. I have some questions.

Q1

PDK 9.5

We are using PDK 9.3 for our product.
Just noticed the post of https://community.activestate.com/faq/finalversionpairingsPDK

I am just wondering if PDK 9.5 is available for us.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thanks.
Damon

Triggering non-english characters in regular expressions

Hello, can I get an advice how to correctly build regular expressions that properly trigger various non-english characters from extended character set, such as á, ü etc. Simply putting the letters as-is into regexp doesn't match them in searched pattern, either because of code page mismatch or something different,
thank you for any helpful info.

Where is location to download previous PDK like 9.2.1 version

I only can download latest version 9.5 from my account but I need 9.2.1 version. I am paid customer and need previous version for our development.

Thanks,
David