Last week, I (re-)installed Padre on my Windows Vista machine. Padre is a development environment geared towards Perl programmers, with a focus on Perl beginners.
I use the Strawberry Perl distribution (126.96.36.199) and read that it was a breeze to install Padre.
Well, it almost is.
I opened the cpan shell (typing cpan in a DOS shell is all it takes if C:\strawberry\perl\bin is in your PATH).
The regular install (install Padre) failed because of a dependency on Wx::Perl::ProcessStream not building. Just force install that module (force install Wx::Perl::ProcessStream) then install Padre (a ticket has already been written for the issue).
It works like a charm, no need to force install Padre anymore!
So if you are a Perl beginner and want to use an editor written in Perl + suited for Perl tasks, you have no excuse anymore.
If you already have Padre and want to update it to version 0.46 released today (September 14th 2009), type upgrade Padre in your cpan shell. Better yet, you can update directly from the Padre Plugins menu: Plugins>Module Tools>Install CPAN Module and type Padre.