ActivePerl 5.6 Now Available for Linux and Solaris

ActiveState, a leading supplier of products and services supporting Open Source Software, announced today that ActivePerl 5.6 is now available for download. ActivePerl 5.6 is ActiveState's value added, binary distribution of Perl for the Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems, which is now faster, easier to install and offers more support for Web developers.

Copies can be downloaded for free from The release marks a new level of productivity for Perl users on Linux, Solaris and Windows. ActivePerl 5.6 includes major features such as beginnings of support for Unicode, ability to run concurrent interpreters, better 64-bit and large filesystem support, new regular expression constructs, and tutorials on various subjects. The release makes Perl accessible at a whole new level and is expected to increase the already substantial number of downloads from last year, which totaled 4.5 million.