Windows 7

pypm doesn't work at all with new Community 2.7.1 installation

I just tried to install ActivePython on Vista Ultimate(64bit) using the 32 bit .msi file. All seems to work fine and when I choose the option from the Windows menu - up comes the PyPM commmand dialogue box. However all I see is: "'pypm' is not recognised as an internal or external command ...." etc. I have searched for pypm.* with the intention of placing it on the Path - but it is not anywhere I can find. When I start Idle - that is OK too and my scripts work. The reason for trying out ActiveState is because of the easy installation of MySQL library and so I need pypm to work.

Perlscript doesn't work on Windows 7 WSH 5.8

Installed ActivePerl- on Windows 7 PC with WSH 5.8. Installed succeded including Perlscript, but when I run the simple Hello world WSH/Perlscript script shown in ActivePerl documentation I get the following error.

The value for the attribute is not Valid : Language

Enhancement Request: PerlApp support for setting program compatibility

I would like to include setting the "Program Compatibility" of my created .exe file somehow in the PerlApp script. Or perhaps find out how to set the "Program Compatibility" in general for a .exe (that would work too!).

Windows 7 not seeing Expect

I am trying to install and run expect on a Windows 7 machine. I installed the 32 bit x86 version of Active Tcl, and I see expect installed, and I've updated with teacup. My Path seems to be okay, but tclsh is still not runing expect...

What am I missing?



% expect
invalid command name "expect"

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>cd /tcl/bin


C:\Tcl\bin>teacup install Expect

How to get started with GTK and QT

I need to write "hello world" in GTK and QT with perl on Windows 7 and FreeBSD 8.2.

I'm using ActiveState Perl on Windows 7 and it is not clear to me what packages I need.

I'm trying to follow the directions at and I cannot find GTK2 in activestate PPM.

I'm also trying to get a QT version of "hello world" working and I cannot find the QT runtime for perl in PPM either. Can someone guide me and tell me what packages I need from active state perl from PPM?

Added later:

Where did Firefly go?

I leave work for an extended break and when I come back I cannot find FireFly. Did it go away and if so, can I get a backup copy of all my code?

PyPM in Windows 7 x64 - "Community edition"?

Hi all!

I'm a long time user of ActivePython (and paid Komodo user), and I've recently upgraded my OS from XP to Windows 7 - 64 bits.

As always when upgrading OS, one of the first things I do is install the "latest and greatest" ActivePython. Finding modules for 64 bits, I got the 64 bits build... but then I've discovered that PyPM is useless in the 64 bits Community Edition!!

I can (somewhat) understand not including PyPM in a "free" version - but if that's the case, then don't include it in the build!

Issues with Django South in PyPM

I installed both Django and South (a Django migration tool) with PyPM; however, upon using, the file wasn't picking up South's schemamigration or migrate commands. I ended up having to uninstall both Django and South with PyPM and instead use PIP to install those packages. After doing so, everything worked as it should.

Maybe there's a pathing conflict somewhere?

Excel WIN32::OLE Pivot table->chart Title

Hi @ all,

in recent days I try to talk about Perl with Excel 2007 (about WIN32::OLE).
I want to create a Pivot table + chart. But I couldn't create a chart Title. Please help me....

For a better understanding my perl code:

#! perl -w

use warnings;
use strict;

use Win32::OLE ;

my $excel = Win32::OLE->new('Excel.Application');
$excel->{'Visible'} = 1;

my $workbook = $excel -> Workbooks -> Add;

my $sheet = $workbook->Sheets("Tabelle1");
$sheet -> Range('A1')->{'Value'} = "Temp [°C]";
$sheet -> Range('B1')->{'Value'} = "Vcc [V]";

using syscall() function on windows 7

Hi, I installed ActivePerl on Windows 7 and I want to run the script as follows:

How can I measure time under a second?

In general, you may not be able to. The Time::HiRes module (available from CPAN) provides this functionality for some systems.

If your system supports both the syscall() function in Perl as well as a system call like gettimeofday(2), then you may be able to do something like this:

require 'sys/';
$done = $start = pack($TIMEVAL_T, ());
syscall( &SYS_gettimeofday, $start, 0) != -1