[Bioperl-l] Testing Needed: Strawberry Perl October 2009 toprovide support for BioPerl
Mark A. Jensen
maj at fortinbras.us
Thu Oct 22 00:27:57 EDT 2009
I'll see if I can squish it through Vista.
(Adam, this is excellent.)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Fields" <cjfields at illinois.edu>
To: "Adam Kennedy" <adam at ali.as>
Cc: <bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2009 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] Testing Needed: Strawberry Perl October 2009 toprovide
support for BioPerl
> 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
>> 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
>> 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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