Welcome to ActivePerl

Welcome to ActivePerl

Thank you for using ActivePerl, ActiveState's quality-assured binary build of Perl. The latest Windows, Linux and Mac OS X builds are available for free to the community. Older versions, and both current and older versions for some additional platforms, are available in ActivePerl Business Edition.

ActivePerl includes:

The Windows version of ActivePerl also includes:

  • PerlScript, an ActiveX scripting engine, like JavaScript or VBScript, with a Perl brain
  • Perl for ISAPI, an IIS plug-in that runs Perl CGI scripts faster
  • PerlEx , an IIS plug-in that precompiles and caches Perl CGI scripts
  • PerlEz, for embedding Perl the easy way

Refer to the Release Notes for information about this version of ActivePerl.

ActiveState Products

ActiveState is the leading provider of technology solutions based on Perl and development tools for Perl programmers.


Development Tools

  • Perl Dev Kit, the essential toolkit for building Perl applications for UNIX and Windows platforms.
  • Komodo, the cross-platform integrated development environment for open source languages.

Contact ActiveState

For installation-related support issues, contact support@ActiveState.com.

For general information and support, refer to the ActivePerl Support forum and the ActivePerl Mailing List.

To report a bug, or to view bugs fixed in this release, see the ActivePerl bug site, at http://bugs.activestate.com.