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File Date Author Commit
 docs 2000-01-24 Rocco Caputo Rocco Caputo [12d9e3] Document compression mode in Changes
 lib 2000-05-22 Rocco Caputo Rocco Caputo [d8788a] Big documentation rewrite
 mylib 2000-03-09 Rocco Caputo Rocco Caputo [1d1671] New features and fixes before 0.0908
 samples 2000-05-13 Rocco Caputo Rocco Caputo [7b90c1] internally tested Tk support; removed debugging...
 tests 2000-05-22 Rocco Caputo Rocco Caputo [d8788a] Big documentation rewrite
 Changes 2000-05-22 Rocco Caputo Rocco Caputo [d8788a] Big documentation rewrite
 HISTORY 1998-11-23 Rocco Caputo Rocco Caputo [bfdcb0] pointless...
 MANIFEST 2000-05-10 Rocco Caputo Rocco Caputo [be2eea] Many changes, which have been described in Changes
 Makefile.PL 2000-05-10 Rocco Caputo Rocco Caputo [be2eea] Many changes, which have been described in Changes
 README 2000-05-22 Rocco Caputo Rocco Caputo [d8788a] Big documentation rewrite

Read Me

$Id$


The bulk of this README's information has migrated to the POE manpage.


As POE moves closer towards the Common Sense axis, it sometimes
diverges away from the Backwards Compatible axis.  If this version is
being installed over a previous one, please check the Changes file to
see what it might break.  Interface changes usually are documented.


POE may be installed through the CPAN shell in the usual CPAN shell
manner.  It typically is:

  perl -MCPAN -e 'install POE'

It involves a little more work if you have an older CPAN shell:

  perl -MCPAN -e shell
  install POE


POE can also be installed manually.  The latest CPAN version can be
found at <ftp://ftp.cpan.org/pub/CPAN/authors/id/R/RC/RCAPUTO/> or in
a similarl named directory at your favorite CPAN mirror.  The most
recent development snapshot, which only rarely contains heinous
showstopper bugs, is available from the author's web site at
<http://www.newts.org/~troc/poe.html>.

Downloading and unpacking the distribution are left as an exercise for
the reader.  To "build" and test it afterwards:

  perl Makefile.PL
  make test

The POE manpage discusses system requirements and compatibility
issues.  You can preview it with:

  perldoc ./POE.pm

There are several sample programs in the samples subdirectory.  The
POE manpage briefly explains them.

  ls -l samples

Finally you can install it:

  make install


Good luck, and thank you for reading!


-- Rocco Caputo / troc@netrus.net