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Ready made packages of Padre for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.


Download DWIM Perl (v7).

Released on 12 Feb 2012, the DWIM Perl for Windows package contains

  • Strawberry Perl
  • Padre 0.94
  • Padre::Plugin::PerlCritic, Padre::Plugin::PerlTidy
  • Moose
  • DBD::mysql, DBD::Pg, DBD::SQLite
  • DBIx::Class
  • Try::Tiny
  • Dancer
  • Plack
  • Task::Kensho (partially)
  • Spreadsheet reader and writer modules
  • Win32::GUITest
  • Template::Toolkit
  • ... a lot more CPAN modules ...
  • see DWIM Perl for Windows for further details.

Download from here:

Download size: 47 Mb. After installation it takes up 300 MB.

Note: Having two or more installations of perl on the same Windows machine is possible but you have to make sure the PATH environment variable holds the directories of the one that you wish to use. As this is slightly more complex in Windows than in Linux we recommend that you uninstall every other perl distribution and install the one we provide. This will help avoiding some confusion. The "DWIM Perl for Windows" package includes the perl compiler/interpreter, the additions Strawberry Perl provides and hundreds of additional modules from CPAN.

ActiveState Perl

Mark Dootson provides PPMs for Padre. Add to your list of repositories.

There are Padre PPMs available for:

  • MS Windows – Perl 5.12 (32/64 bit), 5.10 (32/64 bit) and 5.8 (32 bit)
  • Linux – Perl 5.12 (32/64 bit), 5.10 (32/64 bit) and 5.8 (32 bit)
  • Mac OS X (32 bit) – Perl 5.12, 5.10, 5.8


Ubuntu 10.10

sudo apt-get install padre
sudo dpkg --install libwx-perl_0.9702-1_i386.deb

Ubuntu 9.10 till 10.04

sudo apt-get install padre

Fedora 11 and later

yum install perl-Padre

Mandriva 2009.0 and later

urpmi perl-Padre

Debian 6.0 (squeeze)

aptitude install padre

Other Linux and *BSD

For installation on other Linux distributions and *BSD, please look at the detailed installation instructions.

Mac OS X

For installation on Mac OS X, please look at the detailed installation instructions.

Please help us by reporting bugs or installation failures to the Padre IRC Channel or Padre GitHub Issues.

Source code from CPAN

The latest released version of Padre can be always found on CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network.

It can be installed using the cpan Padre command and the application can be launched by typing padre on the command line.

If you are interested in the development version of Padre, please check out our pages for Padre developers.


Padre is not affiliated with or endorsed by the entities listed here. All logos and trademarks remain the property of their respective registered owners.


Padre is free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl 5.10 which means either the Artistic license or GPL I.


Copyright 2008-2014 The Padre development teams listed in in the main distribution.