• Posted Komodo IDE is now Open Source to Alex

    Hi all,

    Komodo IDE is a very feature-rich Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Basically a sophisticated source-code editor. Notable features why I used Komodo IDE:
    • Syntax highlighting
    • Code intelligence (autocom…
  • Posted Where is Rob? to Alex

    Does anybody know Rob Seegel (aka RCS), the author/maintainer of Tk::MListbox?

    I tried to contact the author by e-mail but didn't get any feedback so far.
    I would like to adopt the module Tk::MListbox (and the other packages).

  • Commented on Drop perl 5.8 support in GitPrep 2.0
    What is GitPrep?...
  • Posted New Design for to Alex

    In case you do speak German, or know how to use Google Translate, you can have a look at the new shiny Design of my page

  • Posted Perl/Tk Spreadsheet Editor to Alex

    This is as far as I could approximate a Perl/Tk UI to Microsoft Excel. No, I don't want to create a clone of Microsoft Excel. But I was interested in how much one could lift the style of the plain old Tk. And I like the look and feel of Excel, so it was kind of inspiration for me.

  • Posted Where is Brent? to Alex

    Does anybody know Brent B. Powers, the author of (amongst others) Tk::FileDialog and Tk::Waitbox?

    I tried to contact the author my e-mail but every address I tried returned an error like undeliverable or unknown user etc.

  • Posted Visualizing the McNaugthon-Yamada-Glushkov Construction to Alex

    Once in a while I poke in my old Perl stuff to find something interesting. Luckily, this is usually the case.

    Today, I found a script that draws an annotated syntax tree of a regular expression. The annotation shows the state sets calculated when applying the McNaugthon-Yamada-Glushkov alg…

  • Commented on Making the Switch to Strawberry Perl
    Thank you for the thread, it sounds really good!...
  • Commented on Making the Switch to Strawberry Perl
    Changing the Perl distribution for me is like changing the OS because something works on the other one. It will work for one thing, but you will miss out the other. To re-use your "I'm not a Win fan but...
  • Commented on How does <email> work?
    I tried to connect metacpan with my CPAN account but I never got the confirmation e-mail from metacpan. Maybe the SPAM filter is the cause, here, too. Other mails work, like notifications on module update....
  • Commented on A GUI for CPAN::Mini
    Here it is: Comments and patches welcome....
  • Commented on A GUI for CPAN::Mini
    It will be on GitHub soon :)...
  • Commented on Introducing IOD file format
    Is there a writer too or is it just another configuration file Format library that only supports reading and leaves the user alone who might want to store configuration changes in files?...
  • Posted A GUI for CPAN::Mini to Alex

    After having read yet another tutorial about CPAN::Mini, I once again had the same thoughts:

    • CPAN::Mini is so cool
    • Imagine the use together with CPAN::Mini::Inject and Stratopan!
    • Damn, a configuration file. Where to put it? How do I find it again a month later when …
  • Posted Does anybody know Matthias Nutt? to Alex

    Once in a while, I search the web for Perl/Tk. I'm always happy to find some old jewels. This time, it was keen little rabbit ears, which is a simple ear training program for Linux and Windows. It has a Perl/Tk GUI and comes with good installation instructions.

    You can find it her…

  • Commented on Between Learning and Doing
    If you needed to compile something that you want to sell, why not use the Perl Dev Kit from ActiveState? Press a button and get a binary exe file (or cross-compile it for whatever platform you need it). I think...
  • Commented on A Perl CMS for the Masses, Part II
    Backed! Hopefully they make a better video soon. Ideally, you try to make people feel to support something important....
  • Commented on Automatic variable highlighting in vim
    Komodo IDE from ActiveState does this too. I consider it extremely useful. I guess Komodo Edit (the free variant of Komodo IDE) can do this too....
  • Commented on Where Have You Gone
    It's nice to see it back online. With a front page entry from 24th September 2013 and the last News from 22nd September 2011......
  • Commented on Perl and Windows UAC
    Hi! What about Win32::IsAdminUser() to check for elevated privileges? The docs say: Returns non zero if the account in whose security context the current process/thread is running belongs to the local group of Administrators in the built-in system domain; returns...
  • Posted Counting to Alex

    Did you know that there is a short sound played when you install Win32::MultiMedia::Joystick?

    I knew the song, but I had to search a bit. Interestingly, I even had to search the module itself on metacpan ( doesn't provide it as search result). While searching for the song, …

  • Commented on Automating POD previewing
    I usually use Tk::Pod for this when I write a module. It also gives me warnings if the POD is incorrect....
  • Posted Games in Perl/Tk to Alex


    I found an old Tetris-like game on backpan:

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