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Subject ANNOUNCE: Embperl 2.5.0
Date Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:11:48 GMT

has entered CPAN 

It’s long time gone since the last Embperl release. All the time Embperl
development has gone on.

Now here is a new release with brings Embperl up to date with other
software. It now supports Perl up to 5.18 and Apache up to 2.4. A lot of
development has gone into Embperl::Form, which can be used to easily build a
modern user interface, which give the user a native feeling. Unfortunately
there is not much documentation on Embperl::Form yet, also examples are
still missing, but I hope to get this ready in the near future.  


Embperl is a system for building dynamic websites with Perl.

It gives you the power to embed Perl code in your HTML/XML documents and 
the ability to build your Web site out of small reusable objects in an 
object-oriented style. 

Embperl has several features which are especially useful for creating 
Websites, including dynamic tables, form field processing, URL 
escaping/unescaping, session handling, caching, xslt transformation and 

See (english) or (german) for more information.
(website is not updated yet, but this will follow shortly)



Changes since 2.4.0:

   - Do not clear old code before compiling a Embperl page
      in Perl >= 5.14.x because it causes seg faults. This
      leads to "subroutine redifined" warings, when a
      page was changed and is reloaded.

    - Corrected use of G_KEEPERR when calling eval, because
      of changed meaning, which cause the message "Compiling
      error" instead of the real error message.

    - Adapted tests to Perl 5.14 & 5.16  

    - Fixed a refcounting problem cause message "Attempt to 
      free unreferenced scalar" during mod_perl startup
      with Perl 5.14.x

    - Fix some dependencies on hash order inside the parser
      which causes Embperl to fail with Perl >= 5.18 because
      of hash randomisation.

    - Changed the way exit passed through internaly, so it
      works with Perl >= 5.18

    - Adapted tests to Perl 5.18

    - Adapted test httpd.conf to Apache 2.4. Embperl fully supports
      Apache 2.4 

    - Makefile.PL now uses apache2 or httpd2 as Apache binary

    - Makefile.PL now autodetects if mpm needs to loaded as 
      module for tests.

    - Fix output inside of Registry script for mod_perl 2.0.4+

    - Fix problem with error output on stderr for Windows 64Bit

    - removed support for XALAN XML parser. It was outdated 
      anyway. libxml2 is still supported.

    - Fixed a C type declaration which caused RTF files to not
      correctly escaped with newer GCC's.

    - Embperl::Form is totally overhauled with many new features.
      It uses now jQuery as javascript library, instead
      of prototype. NOTE: This is an incompatible change. If
      you are using Embperl::Form before, you need to
      adapt your html code!

    - Fix some Unicode issues in Embperl::Form::Validate

    - Embperl::Form::Validate is now able to highlight input
      fields with wrong input

    - Applied the following debian patches: delay.patch,
      fix-string-typo.patch, fix-pod-errors.patch, fix-whatis.patch,
      new_process_group.patch, fix-pod-unescaped-unicode.patch,
      german.patch and utf8.patch which mainly corrects
      spelling and typo errors. NOTE: modperl.patch and 
      Makefile.PL.patch are not applied, because they are
      debian specific. Thanks to Florian Schlichting for
      providing uptodate information about the patches
      and adaptions for Embperl 2.5.

    - Applied further spell corrections from Florian Schlichting.  

    - Log Errors form Embperl::Syntax::Mail to error log

    - Fix compile problem on non intel plattforms due to missing
      -m32 flag.    

    - Added support for utf8 sourcefiles. By setting
      input_charset => 'utf8' sponsored by Perlover.

    - Added optChdirToSource = 0x10000000 which will cause
      Embperl to change to the directory of the source file
      prior to execution.

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