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The bulk of this README's information has migrated to the POE manpage.
As POE moves closer towards the Common Sense axis, it sometimes
diverges away from the Backwards Compatible axis. If this version is
being installed over a previous one, please check the Changes file to
see what it might break. Interface changes usually are documented.
POE may be installed through the CPAN shell in the usual CPAN shell
manner. It typically is:
perl -MCPAN -e 'install POE'
It involves a little more work if you have an older CPAN shell:
perl -MCPAN -e shell
install POE
POE can also be installed manually. The latest CPAN version can be
found at <ftp://ftp.cpan.org/pub/CPAN/authors/id/R/RC/RCAPUTO/> or in
a similarl named directory at your favorite CPAN mirror. The most
recent development snapshot, which only rarely contains heinous
showstopper bugs, is available from the author's web site at
<http://www.newts.org/~troc/poe.html>.
Downloading and unpacking the distribution are left as an exercise for
the reader. To "build" and test it afterwards:
perl Makefile.PL
make test
The POE manpage discusses system requirements and compatibility
issues. You can preview it with:
perldoc ./POE.pm
There are several sample programs in the samples subdirectory. The
POE manpage briefly explains them.
ls -l samples
Finally you can install it:
make install
Good luck, and thank you for reading!
-- Rocco Caputo / troc@netrus.net
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