Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
laziness, impatience, and hubris
 
PerlMonks  

Re^6: New-to-Perl: recommendations for windows setup? [Win10+Cygwin+Perlbrew+...]

by bliako (Prior)
on Feb 18, 2021 at 10:31 UTC ( #11128515=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: New-to-Perl: recommendations for windows setup? [Win10+Cygwin+Perlbrew+...]
in thread New-to-Perl: recommendations for windows setup?

I meant whether an X-Server package needed to be additionally installed on the windows machine. I am not sure if Tk still needs it in Windows or now can use native widgets and wm-calls, and if that distinction is transparent.

  • Comment on Re^6: New-to-Perl: recommendations for windows setup? [Win10+Cygwin+Perlbrew+...]

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^7: New-to-Perl: recommendations for windows setup? [Win10+Cygwin+Perlbrew+...]
by choroba (Archbishop) on Feb 18, 2021 at 10:37 UTC
    For ActiveState Perl or Strawberry, you don't need it. For cygwin Perl, you do.

    map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]

      thanks, that's useful to know and as kcott says for cygwin it's a behind-the-scenes process.

Re^7: New-to-Perl: recommendations for windows setup? [Win10+Cygwin+Perlbrew+...]
by kcott (Bishop) on Feb 18, 2021 at 20:57 UTC

    It's been a while now, so I don't recall the exact specifics; however, I didn't need to do anything special.

    The "Cygwin XLaunch" (and other X Server applications) were installed as part of the initial Cygwin setup; I did not need to specify anything in particular for X. There were no additional installation requirements that I needed to perform on the Win10 side; e.g. no extra downloads of libraries, no x_for_cygwin.msi (or similar) to run, etc.

    Please note that I'm not trying to fiercely promote Cygwin; I just wanted to put your mind at ease if you do choose it. It does everything I need in both the professional and personal arenas. My preferences and requirements may not align with yours.

    Another thing that could make a difference is the OS and hardware. I've specified Win10 throughout (it's 64-bit). Briefly, my basic hardware is: 6 core/12 logical 3.2GHz CPUs; 32GB RAM; RTX 2080 Ti GPU; 2 x 2TB SSDs. All my comments are based on this setup; depending on what you have available, YMMV.

    — Ken

      thanks! that's clear.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://11128515]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others exploiting the Monastery: (7)
As of 2021-04-16 09:33 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found

    Notices?