Monday, August 22, 2011

Citrus Perl - create your own binary distributions

Citrus Perl is a binary distribution of Perl (Currenly 5.12) for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The primary aim of the distribution is to provide a standard platform for building and distributing Wx based applications. It also contains builds of several other modules including DBD::Pg, DBD::mysql, DBD::SQlite, TK, GD and GD::Graph.

The latest release (8) allows you to create your own distribution containing any extra modules you have installed.

Citrus Perl attempts to provide one solution to the problem of:

A) A desirable way to distribute a Perl application is to install Perl,
B) It can be quite difficult to get a standard and predictable build of modules such as Wx, GD and DBD::Pg across Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

The entire distribution is released under the same Artistic License as the distributed Perl with the exception of external libraries and tools ( libmysql, libpq, mingw toolchain etc.) that carry their own licence terms.

Citrus Perl Information and Download