Solving Multi-Project, Cross-Platform Package Management For Perl 5.32
With our experimental Perl 5.32 release, we’re reimagining how you work with Perl from ActiveState. Rather than receive a monolithic build of packages, you’ll have:
- A unified, cloud-based toolchain for Linux and Windows
- Virtual environments for isolated working directories
- Pure Open Source licensing: modules you install have just their original licensing
So, What’s New?
Now powered by the ActiveState Platform
The ActiveState Platform offers automated dependency management, distributed parallel cloud builds of dependencies, team collaboration tools, a versatile CLI—all without the need for build engineering or Windows and Linux expertise.
Try out Perl 5.32 for Windows or Linux
Install via command line (Command Prompt on Windows)
Identify & Resolve Security Vulnerabilities Faster
Shortcut the lengthy remediation process of investigating, rebuilding, retesting, and updating runtime environments. The ActiveState Platform lets you find vulnerabilities, fix them, and automatically rebuild a secure version of your Perl environment in minutes, decreasing Mean Time To Remediation (MTTR) from days to hours.
Multi-OS Universal Package Management
Use the same tooling across platforms to manage all your Perl environments. Add, remove, update individual dependencies, or install a bundle of curated packages by use-case (eg., a testing tools bundle), to get developing quickly.
Common Development Environments
Keep teams synchronized with a centrally managed and updated Perl environment all team members can share, eliminating “works on my machine issues” (requires free ActiveState Platform account).
See history of any change to your environment with the ability to revert, fork and merge changes between versions (requires free ActiveState Platform account).
Keep your projects sandboxed on your machine with a cross-platform, universal virtual environment solution. Run multiple versions of Perl on your machine without worrying about dependency conflicts.
Enterprise Grade Dependency Management
The ActiveState Platform offers automated dependency resolution with better control and more refined data to ensure that you get known-good sets of dependencies that work together.
Built Fast from Source
The ActiveState Platform gives you access to a distributed, parallel build system so that even complex development environments can build in record time—straight from source code—giving you all the security assurances and flexibility that comes with it.
An all-new, open-source CLI (State Tool) lets you manage your environment directly from the terminal, easily integrate with your existing CI/CD pipelines, and keep your team synchronized across platforms.
Open Source Licensing
Perl 5.32 and the modules you install via the command line are licensed under their original licenses. While you don’t get the benefits of an ActiveState language distribution, you also don’t need to deal with any proprietary licensing.
Try out Perl 5.32 for Windows or Linux
Install via command line (Command Prompt on Windows) or download a version from our Platform
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ActiveState’s enterprise offering includes extensive customization, premium support, and regularly scheduled builds, licensed for production use and redistribution.
Reduce Security Risks
Ensure security with the latest secure versions of Perl packages (i.e. the latest OpenSSL patch) and timely updates for critical issues.
Indemnification and License Compliance
Comply with your organization’s open source policies against GPL and GNU licensing, and reduce risk with legal indemnification.
Commercial Support & Maintenance. View our Perl extended support options
Keep your IP out of public forums and get faster, more reliable help with guaranteed response times and Service-Level Agreements. (View our Perl extended support options)
Enforce Code Consistency
Maintain consistency from desktop to production – Windows, macOS, Linux and big iron (AIX, Solaris).
Avoid Lock-In with Open Source
100% compatible with open source Perl so you can recruit skilled staff, ramp up faster and avoid vendor lock-in.
Accelerate Time to Market
Spend less time setting things up and more time getting things done, with the top Perl packages precompiled and ready to go.
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