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New PPM servers in full swing
by Jeff Hobbs

Jeff Hobbs, November 7, 2008

Following up on our previous post about rebuilding the ppm build server backend, we finally have flipped the switch for all PPM 4 clients (all ActivePerl 5.10 versions and 5.8 since build 818). The new system is more flexible for...

Following up on our previous post about rebuilding the ppm build server backend, we finally have flipped the switch for all PPM 4 clients (all ActivePerl 5.10 versions and 5.8 since build 818).  The new system is more flexible for us, and provides much better coverage of CPAN modules.  You can see the refreshed website, or simply run ppm on your local system and find access to a lot more modules than before.  To give an idea of the improved module coverage, ActivePerl 5.8 ppm on Windows has 25% more modules than the old ppm build servers provided, meaning almost another 2000 modules are available, pre-built and ready-to-use at your fingertips ... and that was the smallest increase in module platform coverage.  In addition, we have expanded the platforms to cover Windows x64 and Linux x64 binaries.

We hope you enjoy the expanded coverage, and we'll continue to improve coverage over time.

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Jeff Hobbs is our VP, Engineering and oversees all ActiveState product development including our cloud solutions. Though he’s responsible for leading and fostering our talented development team, Jeff is a coder at heart! He is passionate about technologies that just work, making the lives of developers easier. His current obsession is making Stackato the best private PaaS platform for developers: using any language, any infrastructure, and leveraging open source - so that applications just deploy and scale in any cloud.

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