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Open Perl IDE now supports Perl 5.8

Open Perl IDE's debug template script has been made Perl 5.8 compatible and can be downloaded here:


The script has been successfully tested with these distributions under Windows 98/2000/XP:

-ActivePerl 5.6.1 builds 626, 628, 629, 631, 633
-ActivePerl 5.8.0 builds 802, 804
-IndigoPerl 5.6 (24Feb01)
-SiemensPerl 5.6.1 (10Apr01)
-SiemensPerl 5.8.0 (29Oct02)... read more

Posted by Jürgen Güntherodt 2003-02-12

Open Perl IDE Release 1.0 - Update

-Printing under Win2k works now.
-IDE could not be closed sometimes - fixed.
-Lost MDI-WindowMenu returns.
-Several other bugfixes.

Please see change log for details.

Posted by Jürgen Güntherodt 2002-05-31

Open Perl IDE Release 1.0 has been finished.

This is the first non-beta release of Open Perl IDE, an integrated development environment for writing and debugging perl scripts under Windows.

Release 1.0 fixes most of the bugs reported for previous versions and includes the following new features:

-Better syntax coloring by using a new highlighter component.
-Important debugger improvements, including better support for huge arrays.
-Previous instance detection on program start.
-Several minor HelpViewer and Configuration enhancements.... read more

Posted by Jürgen Güntherodt 2002-05-26

Critical Debugger Bugfix, Docking Bugfix

Build, 25 Nov 2001:
-Debugger: StepOver a chdir command has crashed the debugger - fixed.
-Docking: The following docking sequence has lead to a General Protection Fault - fixed.
1) HelpViewer has been docked to a page control. The help viewer has shown a document.
2) The hosting page control has been docked to another location. The redraw has not been done correctly.
3) Finally, undocking the page control has raised the error.

Posted by Jürgen Güntherodt 2001-11-27

Open Perl IDE 0.9.9 has been finished.

Open Perl IDE is a visual, integrated development environment for writing and debugging Perl scripts with any standard Perl distribution under Windows 95/98/NT/2000.

Important new features:

-Debugger Script Bugfixes: All known problems have been solved.
-Enhanced configuration: Fonts and Colors of many Open Perl IDE elements,
including all output, debug and help windows can be modified.
-Enhanced docking: In addition to PageControl docking, Flat docking is supported.
Furthermore, the Editor area has become a docking area.
-CommandLine Parameter: At program start, the file given by the first command line parameter is loaded.
-Print/PrintPreview is supported.
-Editor popup menu.... read more

Posted by Jürgen Güntherodt 2001-11-26

Environment Bugfix

It was not possible to open new files, if there was a window docked in the MDI area - fixed.

Posted by Jürgen Güntherodt 2001-11-25

Open Perl IDE works with SiemensPerl and IndigoPerl !

The releases 0.9.8 and 0.9.9 have been tested and work fine with the following perl distributions:

-ActivePerl: Builds,,,,,
-SiemensPerl: Build 07 March 25, 2001
-IndigoPerl: Build 5.6.1

In general, Open Perl IDE should work with any standard perl distribution.

Posted by Jürgen Güntherodt 2001-11-25


The HelloWorld demo script now includes a simple tutorial.

Posted by Jürgen Güntherodt 2001-05-10

ActivePerl 5.6.1 Patch added

Patch of debug template script for ActivePerl 5.6.1 added.

Posted by Jürgen Güntherodt 2001-05-10