Which Perl Versions Does ActiveState Support?

ActiveState offers extended support for current and older versions of Perl. For Perl 5.16 – 5.32, we provide ongoing support and security updates. For Perl 5.8 – 5.14, we provide access to our previously built ActivePerl distributions.

Access to older versions of ActivePerl is available starting at our Team tier. Maintenance and support backed by a service-level agreement are available at our Enterprise tier. Learn more about our licensing options here.

Support varies across platforms/operating systems. More details below.

Perl Versions

All usage of ActivePerl beyond developer workstations requires commercial licensing. The table below outlines the level of support we provide with commercial licensing for each version.

Maintained & Supported: Module and security updates to known CVE’s provided on a regular basis. Available with Enterprise licensing.

Licensing Only: These versions have passed End of Life (EOL). As such, access to ActivePerl is provided “as-is”, but these versions will no longer be updated.

Perl Version Open Source Release Date Status Anticipated EOL Date
5.32 6/20/2020 Maintained & Supported
5.28 6/22/2018 Maintained & Supported Q4-2024
5.26 5/30/2017 Maintained & Supported Q4-2024
5.24 5/8/2016 Maintained & Supported Q4-2023
5.22 6/1/2015 Maintained & Supported Q4-2023
5.20 5/27/2014 Maintained & Supported Q4-2021
5.18 5/18/2013 Maintained & Supported Q4-2021
5.16 5/20/2012 Maintained & Supported Q4-2021
5.14 5/14/2011 Licensing Only EOL
5.12 4/12/2010 Licensing Only EOL
5.10 12/18/2007 Licensing Only EOL
5.8 7/18/2002 Licensing Only EOL

Windows/Linux/MacOS

Platform Status Anticipated EOL Date
Windows 10/Server x86 64-bit Maintained & Supported Q3-2025
Windows 10/Server x86 32-bit Licensing Only EOL
Windows 7 x86 64-bit Licensing Only EOL
Windows 7 x86 32-bit Licensing Only EOL
Linux x86 64-bit (RHEL 6+) Maintained & Supported
Linux 2.6 x86 32/64-bit (RHEL 5) Licensing Only EOL
macOS x64 10.12+ 64-bit Maintained & Supported
macOS x86 32-bit Licensing Only EOL

Solaris/AIX/HP-UX

Support for “big iron” systems (Solaris, AIX, HP-UX) is available on a custom basis, and limited to certain versions of Perl and Python. Below are the systems we currently support for existing enterprise customers. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Platform Status Anticipated EOL Date
Solaris x86 all versions Licensing Only EOL
Solaris 11 SPARC 64-bit CC Maintained & Supported
Solaris 11 SPARC 32-bit CC Licensing Only EOL
Solaris 10 SPARC 64-bit CC Licensing Only EOL
Solaris 10 SPARC 32-bit CC Licensing Only EOL
Solaris 9 SPARC 32-bit CC Licensing Only EOL
Solaris 8 SPARC 32-bit CC Licensing Only EOL
AIX 7 on PowerPC 64-bit Maintained & Supported
AIX 7 on PowerPC 32-bit Licensing Only EOL
AIX 6 on PowerPC 64-bit Licensing Only EOL
AIX 6 on PowerPC 32-bit Licensing Only EOL
AIX 5.3 on PowerPC 64-bit Licensing Only EOL
HP-UX 11.31 64-bit IA-64 Licensing Only EOL
HP-UX 11.23/32 32/64-bit IA-64 Licensing Only EOL
HP-UX 11.11 PA RISC 1.1 32-bit Licensing Only EOL

Learn more about our enterprise licensing here. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us at sales@activestate.com.