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ANNOUNCE: Embperl 2.5.0

has entered CPAN

It’s long time gone since the last Embperl release. All the time Embperl
development has gone on.

Now here is a new release with brings Embperl up to date with other
software. It now supports Perl up to 5.18 and Apache up to 2.4. A lot of
development has gone into Embperl::Form, which can be used to easily build a
modern user interface, which give the user a native feeling. Unfortunately
there is not much documentation on Embperl::Form yet, also examples are
still missing, but I hope to get this ready in the near future.


Embperl is a system for building dynamic websites with Perl.

It gives you the power to embed Perl code in your HTML/XML documents and
the ability to build your Web site out of small reusable objects in an
object-oriented style.

Embperl has several features which are especially useful for creating
Websites, including dynamic tables, form field processing, URL
escaping/unescaping, session handling, caching, xslt transformation and

See (english) or (german) for more information.
(website is not updated yet, but this will follow shortly)



Changes since 2.4.0:

- Do not clear old code before compiling a Embperl page
in Perl >= 5.14.x because it causes seg faults. This
leads to "subroutine redifined" warings, when a
page was changed and is reloaded.

- Corrected use of G_KEEPERR when calling eval, because
of changed meaning, which cause the message "Compiling
error" instead of the real error message.

- Adapted tests to Perl 5.14 & 5.16

- Fixed a refcounting problem cause message "Attempt to
free unreferenced scalar" during mod_perl startup
with Perl 5.14.x

- Fix some dependencies on hash order inside the parser
which causes Embperl to fail with Perl >= 5.18 because
of hash randomisation.

- Changed the way exit passed through internaly, so it
works with Perl >= 5.18

- Adapted tests to Perl 5.18

- Adapted test httpd.conf to Apache 2.4. Embperl fully supports
Apache 2.4

- Makefile.PL now uses apache2 or httpd2 as Apache binary

- Makefile.PL now autodetects if mpm needs to loaded as
module for tests.

- Fix output inside of Registry script for mod_perl 2.0.4+

- Fix problem with error output on stderr for Windows 64Bit

- removed support for XALAN XML parser. It was outdated
anyway. libxml2 is still supported.

- Fixed a C type declaration which caused RTF files to not
correctly escaped with newer GCC's.

- Embperl::Form is totally overhauled with many new features.
It uses now jQuery as javascript library, instead
of prototype. NOTE: This is an incompatible change. If
you are using Embperl::Form before, you need to
adapt your html code!

- Fix some Unicode issues in Embperl::Form::Validate

- Embperl::Form::Validate is now able to highlight input
fields with wrong input

- Applied the following debian patches: delay.patch,
fix-string-typo.patch, fix-pod-errors.patch, fix-whatis.patch,
new_process_group.patch, fix-pod-unescaped-unicode.patch,
german.patch and utf8.patch which mainly corrects
spelling and typo errors. NOTE: modperl.patch and
Makefile.PL.patch are not applied, because they are
debian specific. Thanks to Florian Schlichting for
providing uptodate information about the patches
and adaptions for Embperl 2.5.

- Applied further spell corrections from Florian Schlichting.

- Log Errors form Embperl::Syntax::Mail to error log

- Fix compile problem on non intel plattforms due to missing
-m32 flag.

- Added support for utf8 sourcefiles. By setting
input_charset => 'utf8' sponsored by Perlover.

- Added optChdirToSource = 0x10000000 which will cause
Embperl to change to the directory of the source file
prior to execution.

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