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From Randy Kobes <>
Subject RE: install/config mod_perl-2(1.99_08)
Date Thu, 03 Oct 2002 16:07:33 GMT
On Thu, 3 Oct 2002, Ben Mathews wrote:

> You say eventually perl 5.8 will be recommended.  Why is it not the
> recommended version now?  

That's really Doug's call, but perhaps one consideration holding
back a recommendation of 5.8 on Win32 is that ActiveState won't
be making a perl-5.8 binary in the immediate future, and may wait
until a 5.8.1 is released (5.8 and 5.6 aren't binary compatable,
so this is a major step). And there are some portability things,
for example, with unicode - some modules which rely on the way
5.6.1 deals with this need changes with 5.8.

> I am developing a windows application currently and started out with
> activestate perl 5.6.1, apache 2, and mod_perl 1.99.  I ran into a lot
> of problems and blamed them on mod_perl because it is still rather new.
> Things have progressed smoothly enough using apache versions 1.x and
> mod_perl 1.x
> I didn't think of trying perl 5.8, but would be glad to if that is going
> to help things.  I would like the capabilities that Apache and mod_perl
> 2.x give.
> Ben

I've found that using 5.8 often is more "stable" than 5.6.1,
as far as mod_perl-2 goes - it's definitely worth trying out
for development.

best regards,

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