Padre - Perl Application Development and Refactoring Environment

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Project Objectives

Some of the objectives of the project:

  • Make it very easy to start using it, especially for Perl development.
    • Easy installation on Windows, Linux and other operating systems
    • By default work like notepad, hide most of the options.
  • Make it very Perl beginner friendly
    • Out of the box allow running Perl scripts, have Perl documentation.
    • Provide a variety of assistance options to help with learning Perl.
    • Auto-detect as much as possible, to provide a Do What I Mean working style.
  • Support for development of large cross language applications
    • Project-specific editor configuration.
    • Boilerplate creation for CPAN modules, Catalyst applications, and more.
    • Extend Padre with plugins to add new interfaces and functionality.
    • Support for languages that are often used with Perl (SQL, Javascript, HTML, XML)
    • Support for other programming languages (Python, PHP, Ruby etc.)
    • Support for Parrot and Perl 6
    • Support for Moose, Mouse and MooseX::Declare

How do I try it?

See Download for installation instructions. And be sure to check out the Documentation for additional info.

Getting involved - How can I participate?

See also

Setting up a development environment

See Howto

Mailing lists


Padre's IRC channel is very active, and the best first point of call for questions or assistance.

We hang out on #padre on

It is being logged here:

You can also use the web-based IRC client on Mibbit from our IRC page


You can try our mailing list or IRC, but I am sure the PerlMonks will be glad to help you as well.


Before 7 August 2008 the source code was kept in a different SVN repository under various names. There was no easy way to transfer it so I started this repository from scratch. That pre-history can be found here: -r 941 -r 1080

The About page has links to related blog posts from before Padre was released.

Release History

Padre is written in Perl 5 using wxWidgets

Last modified 7 years ago Last modified on Jun 4, 2013, 1:06:41 PM

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