At last: I had a good solid hacking session with the beast under WinXP, and I think I've flushed out the showstopper bugs. So, here's yet another release (hopefully zaro boogs) of the thing for you to grab and try:
Basically, the trouble started when I tried to use "
use lib". Seems like a reasonable enough request,
lib.pm being very much a core part of perl. But, Morbus hadn't used it anywhere in AmphetaDesk, so Perl2EXE cheerfully left it out. Well, I had to hack by other means, since I wanted this thing to be as drop-in compatible with the current release of AmphetaDesk as possible.
And then, there were other bits I'd left out. And also there were the bits that I'd written at 3:30 am the other night and wasn't precisely sure what made it possible for them to actually work anywhere, let alone on my iBook. But, I think now I've got things under control.
It makes me appreciate the OS X environment so much more. OS X is like driving a nice big, fully packed RV that handles like a station wagon down the hacking highway. On the other hand, Windows is a Ford Festiva with a hole in the floorboards and a nagging suspicion that I forgot something back at the house. Okay, so that was a bit contrived. I just wanted to say something smarmy after all this grumbling. :)
Is this thing working for anyone yet?!
Update: In case you were wondering, this release should be usable via the original instructions back here. Which are, basically:
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- Create a directory named
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