Curtis sent us some new updates on his grant. Details follow:
There were two issues still not complete on my last report:
1. Can be installed to any drive (the top directory may still be named "strawberry" under the root of the selected drive)
This has finally been completed, and the 5.12.0 versions of Strawberry
Perl April 2010 Beta 2 will have this code.
The actual restriction on usable directories is that the path (yes, it can be deeper than one directory) installed into cannot have spaces (and you cannot use Windows' "short names" to get around this restriction), and the path must be US-ASCII.
Since there has been no more response on
http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=73562, the 5.8.9 and
5.10.1 versions of Strawberry Perl will not be able to do this for April
2. Includes a script that saves the settings that local::lib creates
within the Windows Registry.
This script is now available on CPAN as
will be installed in Strawberry Perl starting with April 2010 Beta 2.
Curtis expects to finish his grant in two or three weeks.