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Does PERL Ghave GUI extensions?

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We are considering using Netscape Browser to provide some display/browse/search
functions for our Client/Server banking application which uses Solaris 2.5.1, Informix
Work Group Server 7.2.UC2 and Win95 Clients.
We can view and search ASCII reports in the browser, but we want to create a user
friendly front end that can be used to start the browser on the Win95 client and provide
a list of reports to select and view, etc. The reports will reside on the Solaris server.
We are considering using a development tool to write this front end. Please compare
Perl, JAVA,  and Tk/Tcl and tell me why we should use Perl.
Perl can only run on the Solaris,  right? I,ve used a perl script for system administration
before, but I'd like to know if it has any GUI and if it has been ported to Win95 yet.
If I want to use a scripting tool that accepts input from the client, what will I need on the
Solaris server to support the capture and processing of the data received at the client?
I think I'll need an HTTP server running on Solaris right?
Please provide the details necessary to setup one or point me to a site where I can print
some documentation.
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Where can I download Perl for Win95. What are the latest versions on Unix & Win95?

Thanks in advance for your help!


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You'll find that information at www.perl.com.  It's best, by the way, if you have VC++ 5, as it's best not to rely on binary distributions if they can be avoided.
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You can use your browser for the GUI, invoking perl via CGI
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