I know this isn't a gui question but I would like everyone's opinion on
which is better PerlApp which comes with the PerlDevKit or Perl2exe. My
perlgui scripts are almost done and I want to start deploying them on user
machines ranging from Windows 98/NT/2000. Development done on NT. Which
From: Eric Hansen <HansenE@sw.metrocall.com> - 2002-02-15 18:59:43
I have used both. PerlApp used to require you develop your application on =
a Windows NT machine. Not sure if that is still true? I used it back in =
1999. Perl2exe does not have that limitation. I am currently using =
Perl2exe on Windows 98. I use to compile Perl Win32::GUI applications =
with PerlApp and I would not have to distribute any other files other than =
the executable. However with Perl2exe, I have to distribute perlcrt.dll as =
well for additional runtime support. This is not that big a deal though. =
I just have enduser install that DLL file to the same directory as the =
executable. One thing I did not like about PerlApp is that it created =
subdirectories below /temp where it placed expanded files summing about =
1megabyte each for each executable you ran. Perl2exe does not need to do =
this. Both PerlApp and Perl2exe allow you to compile with a special GUI =
switch so the DOS console is not visible. Executable file sizes are a =
little smaller with Perl2exe I found. Execution speed is similar for your =
compiled programs. But perhaps the biggest drawback to PerlApp was that =
you had to have either a user license or a machine license. Perl2exe does =
not limit you to compiling on one machine, or by one user. I use =
ActiveState Perl binary instead of Indigo Software Perl binary, but I use =
Indigo Software's Perl2exe compiler on ActiveState's perl binary. Works =
just fine. Indigo makes sure it works with ActiveState Perl.=20
I have successfully ran applications compiled under both compilers on =
Windows OS platforms as well as the Novell Network operating system.
Dallas, Texas U.S.A.
On 13.02.02 at 18:18 Joseph_Vieira@... wrote:
>I know this isn't a gui question but I would like everyone's opinion
>which is better PerlApp which comes with the PerlDevKit or Perl2exe.
I only know Perl2Exe, and can say it works. Just remember to specify
used modules referenced by other modules if Perl2Exe can't find them.
Both are available as for testing, so why don't you just try them both?