ActiveState is pleased to announce ActivePerl 5.12.1 build 1201,
a complete, ready-to-install binary distribution of Perl 5.12.1.

Builds for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux are made freely available. Builds
for Solaris, HP-UX and AIX are available with ActivePerl Business
Edition. For detailed information or to download these releases, see:

New in ActivePerl 5.12.1 Build 1201

This is a bug fix maintenance release; there are no new features.

For a summary of all changes please read the perl5121delta document:

The PPM repositories for ActivePerl 5.12 are mostly up-to-date by now.

Note though that the ActiveState Perl Dev Kit (PDK) does not yet include
support for Perl 5.12; if you need to wrap your application with PerlApp
or any of the other PDK deployment tools, then you should not yet update
to ActivePerl 5.12.

New in ActivePerl 5.12.0 Build 1200

* New "package NAME VERSION" syntax
* The "..." operator
* Implicit "use strict"
* Unicode improvements
* Y2038 compliance
* qr// overloading
* Pluggable keywords
* Experimental \N regexp escape

Read an expanded version of this list on our blog:

Or read the exhaustive list of changes in the perl5120delta document:

For some background information about the renewed Perl 5 development
efforts you may also want to read:

Getting Started

Whether you're a first-time user or a long-time fan, our free resources
will help you get the most from ActivePerl.

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Supported Platforms

ActivePerl is available for the following platforms:

- Windows/x86   (32-bit)
- Windows/x64   (64-bit) (aka "AMD64")
- Mac OS X
- Linux/x86     (32 bit)
- Linux/x86_64  (64-bit) (aka "AMD64")

- Solaris/SPARC (32-bit and 64-bit) (Business Edition only)
- Solaris/x86   (32-bit)            (Business Edition only)
- HP-UX/PA-RISC (32-bit)            (Business Edition only)
- AIX/PowerPC   (32-bit)            (Business Edition only)

More information about the Business Edition can be found here:

Custom builds are available in the Enterprise Edition:


Everyone is encouraged to participate in making Perl an even better

For bugs related to ActiveState use:

For bugs related directly to Perl please use the 'perlbug' utility.


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