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Wine will make you do the craziest things

By Troy Topnik, October 20, 2008

I'll resist the temptation to continue with a bunch of
double-entendres. The Wine I'm talking about is the open source Windows emulator, and the
crazy thing is using it to run
PerlApp
to make Windows executables on Linux.

Before I continue though, I have to add: Using ActiveState
products under Wine is not supported. Please don't
email ActiveState support asking for help with this, because it's not
guaranteed to work. Your mileage may will vary.

Dev Tools for Teams Sale!

By , October 20, 2008

Do you work on a small dev team? Do you need a break? We thought so. ActiveState's first-ever Dev Tools for Teams Sale starts today and offers our best-ever prices on Komodo IDE, Perl Dev Kit, Tcl Dev Kit, ActivePerl...

Do you work on a small dev team? Do you need a break? We thought so.

A New Release to Tcl Your Fancy

By , October 20, 2008

Ooh, Monday morning starts off with a bad pun! Would you forgive me if I told you that cheap joke was to get your attention as we announce the release of Tcl Dev Kit 5.0? I thought you might.... It's...

Ooh, Monday morning starts off with a bad pun! Would you forgive me if I told you that cheap joke was to get your attention as we announce the release of Tcl Dev Kit 5.0? I thought you might....

ActiveState Joins Parrot Foundation Advisory Board

By Kendra Penrose, October 17, 2008

We are proud to announce that we have become part of the advisory board for the Parrot Foundation. The Parrot Foundation is a membership-based non-profit organization, providing technical, legal, and organizational infrastructure for the Parrot open source software project. Read...

We are proud to announce that we have become part of the advisory board for the Parrot Foundation. The Parrot Foundation is a membership-based non-profit organization,
providing technical, legal, and organizational infrastructure for the
Parrot open source software project.

Komodo 5 beta 1

By Todd Whiteman, October 15, 2008

Komodo 5.0.0 beta 1 has just been released and it's now available for download:
http://downloads.activestate.com/Komodo/releases/5.0.0b1/

More details on this release can be found in the following community site post:
http://community.activestate.com/node/2889

Beta Baby!

By , October 15, 2008

Yessiree, the moment you've all been waiting for: Komodo IDE 5.0 is now in beta! The beta phase is an opportunity for the Komodo community to help ActiveState test new functionality, identify bugs, and enhance the quality of the upcoming...

Yessiree, the moment you've all been waiting for: Komodo IDE 5.0 is now in beta!

The beta phase is an opportunity for the Komodo community to help ActiveState test new functionality, identify bugs, and enhance the quality of the upcoming release. If you're up for the challenge, go check out the new features:

Komodo macro for automatically finishing img tags

By , October 14, 2008

You know how you're supposed to add the height and width attributes to an img tag? I know, I know, this is the sort of thing we're supposed to use computers for. After all, it's tedious to look up that...

You know how you're supposed to add the height and width attributes to an img tag? I know, I know, this is the sort of thing we're supposed to use computers for.

w00t! It's PDK 7.3!

By , October 3, 2008

Maybe better than loot, Perl Dev Kit 7.3 is now available. Why so good? 'Cause there are bug fixes and improvements that'll make your day. Read all the fine print in the documentation, take one of the PDK tutorials, and...

Maybe better than loot, Perl Dev Kit 7.3 is now available. Why so good? 'Cause there are bug fixes and improvements that'll make your day.

Bonjour!

By Shane Caraveo, September 28, 2008

Every now and again I spend a weekend day working needlessly on something I shouldn't. Today that was the SD Connector.

Avoiding the Epic Fail

By Kendra Penrose, September 24, 2008

Software development is hard. No matter what the end product, many of the same stumbling blocks come up time and again and get in the way of project success. Some classic pitfalls include time restraints, insufficient in-house resources, scope creep,...

Software development is hard. No matter what the end product, many of the same stumbling blocks come up time and again and get in the way of project success. Some classic pitfalls include time restraints, insufficient in-house resources, scope creep, and spiraling development costs.