ActivePerl Community Edition
ActivePerl Community Edition is a free and multiplatform software project, a script implemented in UNIX Shell and designed from the ground up to provide a ready-to-use, precompiled, quality-assured and supported version of the Perl programming language to application developers who are in a hurry and on the move all the time, switching frequently from one operating system to another.
When using ActivePerl, which is also distributed as Business and Enterprise editions for medium-sized businesses and corporations, your team of developers will save a lot of time and money, as the program is engineered in such a way that will assist devs in building apps that work on multiple operating systems.
The ActivePerl project comes as a gzipped binary archive, supported only on 64-bit (x86_64) systems, comprised of a precompiled Perl distribution that includes versions 5.20, 5.18, 5.16, 5.14, 5.12, 5.10, 5.8 and 5.6, core Perl binaries, as well as comprehensive documentation. Additional binaries can be added via PPM (Perl Package Manager), which includes over 10,000 Perl modules.
Getting started with ActivePerl
To install and use the precompiled Perl distribution offered by ActivePerl, you must first visit our dedicated download section above to grab the latest version of the package, save the archive on your computer and extract it with your favorite archive manager tool.
Unfortunately, the installation is supported only from the command-line mode, so you must open a terminal emulator app, navigate to the location of the extracted archive files (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/ActivePerl-22.214.171.1240-x86_64-linux-glibc-2.15-298557), execute the ‘sh install.sh’ command and follow the on-screen instructions.
Supported operating systems
Just like Perl, ActivePerl is a cross-platform software, providing ready-to-install packages for all GNU/Linux distributions that run in 64-bit mode, as well as for the Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.