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Mac::Carbon 0.01 Released

Mac::Carbon is a Carbon/Mac OS X port of the Mac:: modules included with MacPerl. It's in development, but a lot of it works, and it is available, on the CPAN (soon) and on (now).

To discuss Mac::Carbon, check out the macosx@perl mailing list.

Posted by Chris Nandor 2002-11-13

MacPerl 5.8.0 Alpha

Just one day after perl 5.8.0 RC1 was released, MacPerl 5.8.0a1 has been released. Enjoy!

Posted by Chris Nandor 2002-06-02

MacPerl 5.6.1 Released

It's been over four years since a new MacPerl has been released, and it has been at least five years since MacPerl has been updated to the latest perl source (at the time, perl 5.004).

So today, we reset the counter with MacPerl 5.6.1r1.

It is based on the most recent release of perl, version 5.6.1. It is updated to the latest version of GUSI (the library that provides sockets and POSIX to MacPerl), supplying faster network access and more functions.... read more

Posted by Chris Nandor 2002-03-11

MacPerl 5.6.1 Goes Beta

MacPerl 5.6.1 is now in beta. And there is much rejoicing.

"Lord General, I really must protest! You cannot expect us to sit
on these greasy, smelly blankets. I demand that you find us either
higher chairs or a lower table best becoming a Graagryk halfling's

Ashnak looked down at Cornelius Scroop. The halfling from the
southern city of Graagryk wore a full-length fur gown, upon which
rested his S-linked gold chain of office, and a velvet cap on his
long, barbered red curls.... read more

Posted by Chris Nandor 2001-10-04

MacPerl 5.6.1 Goes Alpha

MacPerl 5.6.1 is now in alpha. There is a binary release in addition to the source release. It is not ready for production use, there are a lot of bugs, but it is usable. Please download it and try it out, and join the macperl-porters list for discussion.

See for more information about MacPerl development and for reporting test results.

Posted by Chris Nandor 2001-04-25

The State of MacPerl

Hi, I'm the new maintainer for MacPerl.

I've been programming in Perl since 1995, and in MacPerl since 1996. I wrote MacPerl: Power and Ease with Vicki Brown and Rich Morin, and have written a bunch of tools and modules for MacPerl. I work for OSDN, a division of VA Linux, writing Perl code for Slashdot by day and battling supervillains by night. I write for The Perl Journal, and run the Perl News and use Perl web sites.... read more

Posted by Chris Nandor 2001-02-07