ActiveState is pleased to announce ActivePerl 5.12.2 build 1202,
a complete, ready-to-install binary distribution of Perl 5.12.2.

Builds for Windows, Mac OS X and 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 5.12.2 Build 1202

* Based on the new Perl 5.12.2 release

* Contains many additional modules, including Devel::NYTProf, Moose
  and Perl::Critic

* Includes a GUI frontend for Perl::Critic that was previously only
  available as part of the ActiveState Perl Dev Kit

Read the full release notes here:

For a summary of all changes in Perl 5.12.2 please read the perl5122delta

ActivePerl 5.12 is now fully supported by the ActiveState Perl Dev Kit 9.0.1,
and ActivePerl is the recommended Perl version for all new users!

New in ActivePerl 5.12 (relative to 5.10)

* 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 5.12.0 and 5.12.1 in the
perl5120delta and perl5121delta documents:

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.

Mailing list archives:

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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