IIRC, PerlEx was discontinued a few years ago, I think shortly after the
Sophos acquisition. I've recently seen it quietly reappear in standard
ActivePerl distributions, but not sure where (if anywhere) the great
folks at ActiveState are going with it...


Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
> Foo Ji-Haw wrote:
>> Just want to do a quick poll here.
>> Most of the comments I read here, come from people who use the Linux/
>> BSD platform. Is there anybody who actually deploy the Windows combo
>> on a production server? For those who do, do you have any issues that
>> are Windows-specific?
>> For me for example, my gripe is that I cannot use
>> ServerUtil::restart_count to determine the instance of the final
>> startup of the service, due to the implementation nature of mp2

> Back in 2000, I _sadly_ used to deploy ActiveState Perl 6xx, PerlEx
> 2.1 with IIS 5.0. the code didn't get that advanced. My biggest
> gripe was the ppm repositories were far behind that of CPAN, or
> modules were only available in ActiveState Perl 8xx.
> That particular behavior (restart_count) trips a lot of people up even
> on BSD / Linux based platforms.
> Its been a while and Phillippe will probably correct me here, but I
> remember there be hard memory limit of 8GB with PerlEx. We had filed
> a bug report, but I don't think it was high enough priority for them
> to look at at the time.
> I wasn't really a big fan of setting things like Interpreter threads,
> tracing, and etc... in the Windows registry either.