[Catalyst] Catalyst on Windows advice needed
Matt S Trout
dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Mon Apr 17 20:26:16 CEST 2006
Stuart McGraw wrote:
> Can I get some advice regarding Catalyst on Windows?
> I recently read about Catalyst and it sounded great.
> I need to run it on MS Windows (with IIS -- that is
> a requirement). I have spent friday and this entire
> weekend trying to install it on a Windows 2k machine
> with Activestate perl-5.8.8-817. I have tried using
> the ppm packages at uwinnipeg. I have tried building
> the cpan packages. I have tried following various
> googled instructions. I have tried the shadowcat script.
> I have tried various combinations of the above in various
> orders. For 3 days.
Try 5.8.7, we're sticking to that in windows environments until 5.8.8 shakes
out more. I could've sworn I'd put a note of that at the top of cat-install
but apparently not.
> If I do get things working, can I expect relatively
> smooth sailing from there, or is development with it
> likely to be one long series of problems?
Provided you've got a working compilation env, windows isn't *too* bad.
> Are things likely to improve significantly in the
> near future?
Things work pretty well now if you don't try and run a bleeding-edge perl dist
> Is Catalyst thread-safe? (I want to run it in
> Activestate's PerlEx.)
Yes, as is DBIx::Class.
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