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Distribution of Padre

The primary distribution channel of Padre is CPAN. Hence for every release first we create a CPAN distribution of Padre. (See the Release page on how).

Based on the CPAN package the downstream distributors (Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, FreeBSD etc.) create their .deb, .rpm etc. files. The Download page contains information about the people who maintain those packages in those distribution and the status.

For Windows:

There is a Dist::Perl::Padre in the works that will allow us to create a Perl distribution that has padre already installed. At one point we might be able to install this distribution independently from any other perl installation on the same machine. That will mean the 'production perl' of the user and the perl needed by Padre does not need to be the same.

For Linux/Unix?/BSD:

There is a plan to create a Dist::Perl::XL which would be a full version of perl with Padre (and possibly other things) installed and zipped. Users will be able to download it, unzip it and run padre from that perl. They will be able to use either the perl that came with Padre or any other perl as their 'production perl'. Primarily we try to make this work for Linux.

For Mac:

No idea. Maybe the above Dist::Perl::XL will work there too.

PAR based executable: We have tried to make a PAR based executable but there is a complex issue that currently stops us (ORLite::Migrate and PAR not working well together) See #294 and #399

Distribution of the plugins

Some of the plugins will be distributed by the downstream distributors and/or will be packaged in the Dist::Perl::Padre and Dist::Perl::XL distributions. Others will be able to be either installed from CPAN or will be packaged as PAR packages.