[Bioperl-l] Testing Needed: Strawberry Perl October 2009 to provide support for BioPerl

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Thu Oct 22 00:02:56 EDT 2009


I can test this using Remote Desktop on a couple PC's here running XP  
(don't have access to Vista).  The links didn't work for me, though.


On Oct 21, 2009, at 7:21 PM, Adam Kennedy wrote:

> Dear BioPeople
> Since we added a "Live Support Chat" link to the frontpage of the
> Strawberry Perl website ( http://strawberryperl.com/ ) we've noticed
> that one of the main types of visitors that we see in the IRC channel
> ( #win32 on irc.perl.org ) is biologists trying to install various
> things.
> As a result, for the October 2009 release of Strawberry Perl, we've
> prioritised adding support for CPAN-installation of BioPerl.
> Changes include a major improvement to crypto support which provides
> OpenSSL and support for https:// URL, we now ship Postgres and MySQL
> DBI drivers in the default installation, and we have added Berkely DB
> support as well.
> I'm happy to report that we now believe we are in a position to
> officially support the installation of BioPerl.
> Running "install BioPerl" from the CPAN client should now work
> correctly, for the default set of options, and BioPerl-dependant
> packages on the CPAN should recursively install correctly.
> Prior to the official release next week, we would appreciate testing
> from the BioPerl community.
> Release candidate installers for the October release are available at
> the following URLs
> http://strawberryperl.com/download/strawberryperl-
> http://strawberryperl.com/download/strawberryperl-
> Once installed, run Start -> Program Files -> Strawberry Perl ->  
> CPAN Client
>> From the CPAN client command line, run "install BioPerl" and select
> the default options.
> Once installed, you should be able to do anything you do normally with
> a BioPerl install.
> Assuming all goes well in this release, for the next release January
> 2010 we plan to also produce a "Strawberry Perl Professional"
> distribution that will bundle BioPerl as part of the default
> installation, as well as a Perl IDE and other useful packages.
> Success or failure of the release candidate can be reported either
> here or to #win32 on irc.perl.org.
> Adam K
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