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From "Michael Smith" <>
Subject Re: Embperl Abandoned: Next Steps?
Date Sun, 14 Sep 2008 13:54:32 GMT
Hi Everyone,

Well some good news.

Gerald has not abandoned Embperl, and his projects are still dependent
on it.  He's been very busy but I understand he will be catching up on
the mailing list next month and will be updating Embperl for the
latest version of perl.

It's obviously not ideal that the project is so dependent on one
person who obviously has other things to do than just support Embperl
by himself.


On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Williams, David G. (HQ-JF000)[INDUS]
<> wrote:
> It now seems abundantly clear that Embperl development/discussion has
> become very dormant.  Perhaps it has been abandoned.  I don't wish to
> criticize Gerald for abandoning this project, rather, I would like to
> thank him for his fine work.  I have been using Embperl professionally
> since the beginning and am very grateful to him.
> Now I am at a crossroads of sorts - I have to choose between continuing
> to develop in Embperl or migrating my code (lots of it) to another
> product that is actively supported.  I think it's hard for me to justify
> continuing Embperl development to my client given that the product
> lacks:
> - support
> - ample documentation
> - an active community (a la PHP) (and no, I do not like or advocate PHP)
> So my question to the community (what's left of it) is this: which
> language/product should I use instead of Embperl/Embperl Object?  Here
> are my priorities:
> - Camelness: I would prefer to stay under the Perl umbrella if possible.
> I am not unwilling to learn other languages if necessary but Perl rocks!
> - Power: Properly implemented, Embperl/Embperl Object is VERY powerful
> and productive.  I don't want to downgrade to an inferior product
> - Open Source: of course
> - Continuity: I need to choose a product that is not on it's way to
> retirement
> - Documentation: Something well documented (perhaps supported by an
> O'Reilly book).
> - Community: There should be an active community with active discussion
> boards and more than one person enhancing/maintaining the product
> - Linux: Microsoft is out of the question.
> Thank you very much for your time.
> David G. Williams
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