HelgeG has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am still finding my way around in the world of perl, so this question might be basic. I am looking for a Curses implementation that will run on Activestate Perl 5.8.4 (WinXP). On CPAN the only ppm modules available are for v5.6. Can I use these, or will I need a package that is specific to 5.8?