I am new to Haiku & BeOS but have admired it for a long time. I am part of the open source Genezzo database project. It is an advanced database written entirely in Perl. It is extremely portable and already running on Linux, Windows, and Solaris.
I thought it would be time to port to BeOS, using the Perl 5.8 implementation. However during the build and selftest scripts, the BeOS Perl implementation gave a segment fault and was terminated.
Before I can proceed with the Genezzo port I need to get some Perl support. Is anyone doing Perl support at this time?
I should mention that I did my build on Personal BeOS 4.5 and it hung twice during the build process. I thought this was odd because my understanding is that BeOS is pretty stable. The hard it was on is pretty stable. So maybe version 5.03 is a better development environment?
I’d appreciate any advice you folks can provide.