in reply to Shipping a Perl/Tk App

At this point I'd suggest you go to java. It's going to be way easier to learn enough java and swing/swt and write a functional applet than it is to monkey around packing perl interpreters for PPC,Sparc,x86 and whatever else AND Tk libs AND into one package AND have it install, configure itself and run without benefits of the make install tests AND deal with the possibility of the user not being able to install software. It sounds like a nightmare.

This is one of the problems java was meant to solve. Java really isn't that bad. Try it.

Since the code you showed is a hello-world, I'm assuming that your app isn't written yet and you're in the planning stages. If you already have the app written, then obviously my advice isn't reasonable.