The ActiveState Platform has some aspects of operation that are similar to Source Code Control software. To add or remove modules to older versions like 5.26 or 5.28, one method is to fork a copy of the original version we provide and use the Add Module Pane from your Dashboard to add what you want to a single installer.
I would recommend using 5.28 if you can. 5.26 is End of Life at the Perl Community and is not getting much attention in the last year, so it’s less likely to work out of the box or in our build windows.
5.32 versions use an entirely new process, and they don’t create a monolithic installer. With 5.32, each component is downloaded on demand, so for 5.32 you must have continual online access. With 5.32, the on demand installation model allows you to adjust the installation list even after it is installed, and download more modules without re-installing the whole thing. 5.32 versions will also install to a virtual environment that is only accessible to the user that installs them, making them extremely safe to experiment with, but not suited for installations where every user on a system is expected to be able to run the Perl.