[Bioperl-l] Windows, Perl, and BioPerl
cain.cshl at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 09:55:01 EST 2008
That and the fact that it appears to be Strawberry Perl that will be
on the machines. Strawberry Perl is a completely free implementation
of perl for Windows (as opposed to ActiveState perl, which is only
free as in beer I believe). However, every time I've tried to run
GBrowse with Strawberry Perl I've run into road blocks, so maybe it
has matured enough to try again. At least it will be easy to do with
these free VMs.
On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 10:26 PM, Chris Fields <cjfields at illinois.edu> wrote:
> One of the most common problems with some perl modules is cross-platform
> compilation of XS-based modules containing C/C++ code. So maybe testing
> bioperl-ext? Or the proposed biolib initiative (www.biolib.open-bio.org),
> which aims to create swig-based bindings for the various Bio* languages?
> We have also run into problems in the past with bioperl-db and Windows. We
> have also had OS-dependent issues pop up now and then, so I think it's a
> good thing (and I'm primarily using OS X/Linux now).
> On Dec 6, 2008, at 5:57 PM, Kevin Clancy wrote:
>> What projects would be suitable for folk in Windows world? I've been using
>> basic BioPerl on Windows since the late 90s. I haven't tried GBrowse on
>> Windows - is there reason to believe it won't work?
>>> From: cjfields at illinois.edu
>>> To: bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org
>>> Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2008 13:01:01 -0600
>>> Subject: [Bioperl-l] Windows, Perl, and BioPerl
>>> Just to keep those Windows users out there informed (from alias's
>>> journal at use.perl.org):
>>> The key sentence:
>>> 'Commencing this month, Microsoft will be providing every CPAN author
>>> with free access to a centrally-hosted virtual machine environment
>>> containing every major version of Windows.'
>>> Windows XP Professional
>>> Windows Server 2003 32-bit
>>> Windows Server 2003 64-bit
>>> Windows Vista Ultimate
>>> Windows Server 2008 32-bit
>>> Windows Server 2008 64-bit
>>> So, anyone wanting to take advantage of this (per BioPerl or Gbrowse)?
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>>> Bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org
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