Python, Perl and Tcl…
that just work!

Prebuilt with hundreds of vetted, popular third-party packages so you can get coding right away. Need to add dependencies? Automatically build them from source (including linked C libraries), resolve conflicts, and package them for Windows, Mac or Linux.

Customization currently supports Python, Perl and Tcl on Linux and Windows, and Python on Mac. Perl for Mac coming soon!

ActiveState Open Source Languages Automation platform

advanced package management for organizations

What if a package manager could perform its traditional role across multiple languages for multiple users on multiple platforms?

It could significantly reduce overhead and friction across your entire software development lifecycle.

Find out how

Open Source Languages and Tools

ActiveState helps coders and teams be more productive with ready-to-use open source languages and tools, built with the security and license compliance you need.

ActivePerl Icon Perl

Leading Perl distribution with top packages included.

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Leading Python distribution for data science, web apps and more.

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ActiveTcl Icon Tcl

Leading Tcl distribution trusted for mission-critical applications.

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ActiveGo Icon Go

The only commercially supported Go distribution.

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ActiveRuby for enterprise Ruby

Easy-to-install Ruby for Windows and more, with top gems included.

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Komodo IDE Icon Komodo

Multi-language IDE for Python, Perl and more.

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Enterprise Build Solutions for Open Source Languages

The ActiveState Platform automates the tools we’ve been using for 20+ years to build our open source language distributions. But languages, operating systems, packages and dependencies continually change, resulting in a combinatorially complex problem. ActiveState experts can:

  • Ensure your builds can be built, and with your specific options.
  • Provide security and compliance reports for your builds.
  • Help you understand your build’s OEM and indemnification options.

Who Benefits

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Work with the open source languages you love without the hassles of runtime management.

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Build Engineering

Update runtimes on all systems with a single command, ensuring your teams have secure, reproducible, consistent environments – from dev through production.

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Security & Compliance

Have corporate requirements for using open source languages? Mitigate risk with security and compliance reports, as well as support and maintenance SLAs.

Trusted by Developers, Proven for the Enterprise

Python-based open source projects are invited to participate in our early access program for the ActiveState Platform. Learn More