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: http://www.activestate.com/activeperl 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: http://docs.activestate.com/activeperl/5.12/release.html For a summary of all changes in Perl 5.12.2 please read the perl5122delta document: http://docs.activestate.com/activeperl/5.12/lib/pods/perl5122delta.html ActivePerl 5.12 is now fully supported by the ActiveState Perl Dev Kit 9.0.1, and ActivePerl 18.104.22.1682 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: http://www.activestate.com/blog/2010/04/whats-new-activeperl-rollout-features-perl-512 Or read the exhaustive list of changes in 5.12.0 and 5.12.1 in the perl5120delta and perl5121delta documents: http://docs.activestate.com/activeperl/5.12/lib/pods/perl5120delta.html http://docs.activestate.com/activeperl/5.12/lib/pods/perl5121delta.html For some background information about the renewed Perl 5 development efforts you may also want to read: http://www.activestate.com/blog/2010/04/perl-5-is-alive 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: http://code.activestate.com/lists/activeperl/ 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: http://www.activestate.com/business-edition Custom builds are available in the Enterprise Edition: http://www.activestate.com/enterprise-edition Feedback ======== Everyone is encouraged to participate in making Perl an even better language. For bugs related to ActiveState use: http://bugs.activestate.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=ActivePerl&version=1202 For bugs related directly to Perl please use the 'perlbug' utility. Enjoy!