Strawberry Perl is my go-to package for getting a sane development
environment in Windows. Just today, I was trying to install App::Ack on an
old Dell, and found Strawberry Perl very helpful in the process. Compiling
modules with C extensions like ack requires
which doesn't work so well in Windows.
I've been using GNU make for
success, but often I come across errors related to DOS vs
cygwin paths, that works just as well in Command Prompt as it does in Git
Any chance we could distribute this make.exe as part of Strawberry Perl? If
not, I host a simple project for producing and hosting MSI one-click
installers <https://github.com/mcandre/make-win> for make, I'd be happy to
point this to a new improved make if someone can help me develop it.