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Curated, ready-to-install open source language distributions recommended for open source projects and community developers. The latest versions are available for Windows, Mac and Linux. ActiveState Community Edition distributions are only supported through community forums, and may not be distributed within applications. To seek commercial support, contact Sales.

ActivePython - python tools for developers


Comes precompiled and tested for easy out-of-the-box installation and includes core Python and over 400 popular packages with builds for Windows, Linux, Mac.

ActivePerl - Perl tools for developers


Offers worry-free implementation and significant time savings over open source Perl for installing and managing common Perl modules.

ActiveTcl - Tcl tools for developers


Industry-standard, commercial-grade Tcl distribution used by millions of developers around the world for fast, easy Tcl installation, and quality-assured code.

ActiveRuby - Ruby tools for developers


Includes the best gems out-of-the-box, with versioning and dependencies handled for you, easing the pain of gem management.

ActiveGo - Go tools for developers


Makes it easy to start using Go in your organization. Focus on productivity with over 70 of the most popular Go libraries and tools.

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Our dev tools including Komodo IDE and the State Tool, as well as our Python, Perl and Tcl language distributions are now integrated into the ActiveState Platform – our open source languages automation platform!

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A whole new way to install, work with and consume Perl from ActiveState is here:

  • A unified, cloud-based toolchain for Linux & Windows
  • Virtual environment support
  • Pure open source licensing

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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 Tcl modules, latest secure versions of Python and Perl packages 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.

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Keep your IP out of public forums and get faster, more reliable help with guaranteed response times and Service-Level Agreements

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Enforce Code Consistency
Maintain consistency from desktop to production – Windows, macOS, Linux and big iron (AIX, Solaris).

Avoid Lock-In with Open Source Languages
100% compatible with open source Python, Tcl and Perl so you can recruit skilled staff, ramp up faster and avoid vendor lock-in.

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Accelerate Time to Market
Spend less time setting things up and more time getting things done, with the top Tcl, Perl and Python modules precompiled and ready to go.