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Learning wxPerl and wxWidgets
For those like me (Gabor) who lack imagination here is an explanation of the stack.
- wxWidgets is the name of the C++ library that can be installed either by your operating systems package management tool ( aptitude install wx-common in case of Debian ) or by installing Alien::wxWidgets from CPAN
- Scintilla is an editor component written in C++ and used in many editors. It has been included in wxWidgets ad the STC or wxStyledTextCtrl and is used in Padre.
- wxPerl is the name of the Perl binding to wxWidgets (or wrapper if you prefer that word) - It is packaged as the Wx distro on CPAN. Some of the recent Linux distros might also have.
- Above all that comes our code (Padre in our case)
downloadable version: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wxperl/wxPerl-0.82-wx-2.8.7-docs-html.zip
- PerlMonks? articles
The versions of my wxWidgtes and Scintilla
The latest version of Alien::wxWidgtes 0.40 released on oct 15, 2008 is using wxWidgets 2.8.8 ( if I am correct that this is the indicating file:
which in turn uses Scintilla 1.70 based on this file contrib/src/stc/scintilla/README.txt in the wxWidgets 2.8.8 source code.
According to http://www.wxwidgets.org/ the latest wxWidgets version is 2.8.9, released on sept 22, 2008.
Based on file contrib/src/stc/scintilla/README.txt 2.8.9 also uses version 1.70 of Scintilla.
According to http://www.scintilla.org/ the latest version is 1.77, released on Oct 18, 2008 while 1.70 was released 20 June 2006, more than 2 years ago. http://www.scintilla.org/ScintillaHistory.html
I guess in order to get a newer version of Scintilla someone first has to integrate it into wxWidgtes and once it is released someone has to integrate it into wxPerl.
According to http://trac.wxwidgets.org/browser/wxWidgets/trunk/src/stc/scintilla/README.txt the head of wxWidgtes currently contains Scintilla 1.75
Perl 5.10 support (eg. parsing) was added to 1.76 (see http://www.scintilla.org/ScintillaHistory.html )