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Re: Advice on Integrating Swish-E into a Microsoft Based Web

From: David L Norris <dave(at)>
Date: Fri Nov 21 2003 - 00:50:37 GMT
On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 16:52, Aaron Bazar wrote:
> Perl is open source software. Microsoft would never include it because
> they cannot make money.

Microsoft includes (ActivePerl) PERL 5.6.0 with the Services for Unix
add-on ($99US).  They also include GCC and some other GNU tools along
with a full suite of proprietary Unix utilities.  There's currently a
free beta version of SFU 3.5.  Really only worth the money if you're
(permanently) porting Unix software to Windows or if you need Windows to
access (or become) Unix NFS, LPR, NIS, etc servers.

Microsoft SFU:

> Perl for Windows is available from

That's certainly the way to go.  Microsoft has a Knowledge Base article
which explains how to configure IIS for ActivePerl:

NOTE: If you installed SWISH-E before you installed ActivePerl then
rerun the SWISH-E installation after ActivePerl is installed.  The
SWISH-E 2.4 Windows installer will detect ActivePerl and install the
Perl modules to the appropriate locations.

 David Norris
  ICQ - 412039
Received on Fri Nov 21 00:50:44 2003