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Windows DLL Relocation and Perl

By Andy Grundman, February 10, 2016

Recently a nasty bug was discovered in the way Perl builds DLL files on Windows when compiling with GCC. If an application needed to load two DLL files that overlapped their memory space, the usual OS relocation process would fail because the DLLs contained duplicate relocation tables. This bug was particularly tricky to track down because it generally only affected large applications that embed Perl or ones that load many XS modules. Thanks to Daniel Dragan and Jan Dubois for locating the problem and coming up with a fix.

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Perl Dev KIt 9.5 Released

By Tom Radcliffe, January 21, 2016

I'm very happy to announce that we have released Perl Dev Kit (PDK) 9.5. PDK provides developers with essential tools for building and deploying Perl applications and includes versions of PerlApp and Filter Builder for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. PDK 9.5 is now compatible with ActivePerl 5.14 through 5.22.

This release of PDK includes fixes to correctly handle an issue in a core Perl module. 

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Security Patches for ActivePerl

By Tom Radcliffe, January 12, 2016

Perl Security Patches In mid-December a number of security issues were identified in core modules of the Perl language. The first--found by David Golden of MongoDB and patched with code from Tony Cook--involved the File::Spec::canonpath() returning “untainted” strings even when passed “tainted” inputs.

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Installing CPAN Modules on ActivePerl 5.18 and Later

By Andy Grundman, January 7, 2016

CPAN is a critical library for Perl programmers, and knowing how to install modules from this repository into ActivePerl is important. In a prior blog we showed how to do the installation on older versions of ActivePerl, and in this one we've provided a new step-by-step guide for those on ActivePerl 5.18 or later.

While we include a wide variety of modules in ActivePerl, you may want to utilize additional modules from CPAN. Once you have found a module you like, you have two choices:

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Enterprises and Open Source: The Important Role of Commercial Distributions

By Bart Copeland, December 1, 2015

I recently did a webinar with Jay Lyman, Research Manager at 451 Research, discussing the trends in open source programming language adoption by enterprises and how they impact the overall business.

High Performance Image Resizing With Image::Scale

By Andy Grundman, October 28, 2015

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Back to Work Sale - September Savings

By Sheila Louis, September 1, 2015

ActiveState Back to Work Savings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save big this Thanksgiving weekend! Up to $100 off on developer tools!

By Ivan Tay, November 27, 2013

Get Ready for Huge Savings this Black Friday!2013 has been a fruitful year for us and we would like to give thanks in the best way possible: passing savings onto our supporters! From Thanksgiving Thursday to Cyber Monday, we will be holding a dev tools sale just for you: 

One Week Left to Save on Komodo IDE 8.5, and Perl & Tcl Dev Kits

By Michael Kanasoot, September 23, 2013

Dev Tools $50 off until Sep. 30, 2013Our Komodo 8.5/Back to Work promotion is coming to a close next Monday, September 30.

Now is the time to get licenses of Perl Dev Kit, Tcl Dev Kit, Komodo IDE or Pro Studio, as we rarely offer discounts on our developer tools.

Supporting the Arch Linux ARM Development Team with Komodo IDE

By Michael Kanasoot, June 27, 2013

Arch Linux ARM (ALARM) is a distribution of Linux for ARM computers. Since ARM architecture is found in microprocessors and semiconductors made by a wide range of manufacturers, including Apple, Broadcom and Texas Instruments, chances are that at least one of your devices has an ARM-based processor.

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