Solved

Does PERL Ghave GUI extensions?

Posted on 1998-06-26
5
162 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-04
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.
0
Comment
Question by:denmarkw
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
b2pi earned 100 total points
ID: 1208217

>    Perl can only run on the Solaris,  right?

Nope.  Perl runs quite well on Win95, WinNT and all Unix boxes.

>  I'd like to know if it has any GUI

It has a couple, but the only one that I know of that has also been ported to Win32 boxes is perlTk.  You mentioned Tk/Tcl... you may know that Tcl is a scripting language, and Tk is a gui library.  PerlTk is the port of Tk to Perl... Perl GUI's with objects, yet.  Fore more information,
see

http://language.perl.com/cgi-bin/cpan_mod?module=Tk&readme=1

(Note, that you'll need the "GURU" version of perl for win32, not the Hip/active state.  Also, TK-800 is still in beta, try the Tk-405 version for the meantime)

> 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?

That's certainly one way of doing it, and you can use the Lib-WWW-perl module to help you get it done.  For more info on that one, see

http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/authors/id/GAAS/libwww-perl-5.33.readme


Each of the readme's should lead you to appropriate download links....
By the way, whenever you need info about perl, www.perl.com is a good place to start.
0
 

Author Comment

by:denmarkw
ID: 1208218
Where can I download Perl for Win95. What are the latest versions on Unix & Win95?

Thanks in advance for your help!


0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:b2pi
ID: 1208219
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.
0
 
LVL 84

Expert Comment

by:ozo
ID: 1208220
     
0
 
LVL 84

Expert Comment

by:ozo
ID: 1208221
You can use your browser for the GUI, invoking perl via CGI
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

I've just discovered very important differences between Windows an Unix formats in Perl,at least 5.xx.. MOST IMPORTANT: Use Unix file format while saving Your script. otherwise it will have ^M s or smth likely weird in the EOL, Then DO NOT use m…
Email validation in proper way is  very important validation required in any web pages. This code is self explainable except that Regular Expression which I used for pattern matching. I originally published as a thread on my website : http://www…
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…
This video demonstrates how to create an example email signature rule for a department in a company using CodeTwo Exchange Rules. The signature will be inserted beneath users' latest emails in conversations and will be displayed in users' Sent Items…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now