On 2/27/13 4:45 AM, Kruno Sever wrote:
> Am 26.02.2013 19:15, schrieb Peter Karman:
>> On 2/26/13 4:51 AM, Kruno Sever wrote:
>>> Is there a specific reason why Perl 5.8 is apparently required? It seems
>>> a little strange to me that there should be a problem with newer Perl
>> The distributed Windows Perl binary is compiled XS/C against a
>> particular version of Perl. Perl 5.8 and 5.10 are not binary compatible,
>> so if you want to use a newer version of Perl than what was used in
>> building the Windows binaries, you'll need to compile your own.
> Thanks for the quick reply. Is there a list of instructions available to
> achieve this?
> By searching for compiling instructions for Windows, I did find a post
> by you from 2009 for this problem, though you just mention that staying
> with Perl 5.8 is "definitely easier". Since that was 4 years ago,
> perhaps it got easier?
Nothing much has changed since 2009. The chief reason we never released
a 2.4.8, let alone a 2.6.0, version of swish-e was because there are no
active developers with sufficient knowledge of Windows to provide a
Windows build. The wiki that hosted the Windows build documentation
is now offline and there hasn't been sufficient interest from developers
with Windows knowledge to resurrect those efforts. There hasn't been a
meaningful commit to the swish-e svn repository in nearly 3 years.
So as is the case with many open source projects, development withers on
the vine without new volunteers.
All my efforts in the last 8 years have been toward swish3 and now
Dezi. I know that libswish3 will not compile on Windows and, as
with swish-e, since I don't have time or interest in that platform, I
have no plans to invest effort in that direction.
Sorry to be a downer, but there it is.
It sounds like you've made some good progress with getting swish-e to
work for you on Windows, and should you care to share your learnings
with this list, I'm sure others would benefit in the future.
Peter Karman . http://peknet.com/ . peter(at)not-real.peknet.com
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