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From Neil Gunton <n...@nilspace.com>
Subject Re: ANNOUNCE: Embperl 2.5.0
Date Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:47:33 GMT
Just wanted to say "THANKS", Gerald, for continuing to support Embperl. 
I am still using it in my community website. I'll try to get to testing 
this new release.

All the best,

Neil

richter@ecos.de wrote:
> The URL
>
>      http://www.embperl.org/downloads/Embperl-2.5.0.tar.gz
>
> 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
> more.
>
> See http://perl.apache.org/embperl/ (english) or
> http://www.ecos.de/embperl/ (german) for more information.
> (website is not updated yet, but this will follow shortly)
>
> Enjoy
>
> Gerald
>
>
> 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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