Packaging for Windows

Padre Standalone

This packaging is for people who already have Perl installed either locally or are working on a remote perl (via ssh or ftp) or later for people who do not even work on Perl code.

It is packaged as an .msi installer available on the official padre download page. Installation notes are shown on the howto page.

The 0.56 MSI package still requires installation to c:\strawberry, but there are plans to make it portable (installable everywhere) but it doesn't need to be truly portable (that is movable after installation).

Improvements listed here are expected to appear in the Q2/2010 packages.

See details on PadreStandalone

Padre Standalone Portable

This distribution should contain the same as the Stand alone Padre above but it should be packaged as zip file and it should be relocatable. The user can unzip it anywhere (including a disk-on key) and move it to any other place. It does not create a shortcut for itself nor does it make any change to the system. (Maybe we can include a utility that does it)

Actually I am not sure how important is this version.


There is a Perl::Dist::Padre module 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. Padre already supports a different Perl interpreter for running and checking files than the version running Padre. Enter the path+filename of your Perl binary in the preferences dialog.

Almost Six

Almost Six is an experimental package that contains Strawberry Perl 5 + a recent release of Rakudo Perl 6 + Padre + the Perl 6 plugin of Padre. It is release about once a month after Rakudo is released and it includes the latest Padre release from CPAN.

Later maybe also include the Parrot plugin along with Cardinal, Pipp, Pynie and other languages running on Parrot. In time this can become an IDE-for-Parrot release instead of the Almost Six release.

See BuildingOnPortableStrawberry on how to build and include Rakudo

Strawberry Professional

This is a package the Strawberry developers will create that will also include Padre and a lot of other things. Talk to Alias or CSJewell regarding this.


Mark Dootson provides PPMs for Padre. They are available from

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