New module: Crypt::MatrixSSL - semi-announcement, and PAUSE uploading quesitons

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Hi All,

I've "ported" the excellent MatrixSSL library to perl (Win32, Linux, and Mac
at least).

MatrixSSL is basically a one-stop nothing-extra-needed non-complicated way
to quickly
and easily add SSL and TLS support into your perl scripts (usually over
sockets, but
not necessarily)

Q1. is "Crypt::MatrixSSL" the best place for this, do you think?
    Hint: it can be used instead of all the cumbersome stuff like

Q2. Before I realized I should ask 1st, I hit "upload" - and my module is

.... but I can't seem to find it using any searches - how long does it take
for these things to go live,
or are there more steps I need to follow 1st?

Q3. Is there some way to specify that the windows .DLL precompiled binary
should be used/installed
when the requesting user doesn't have MS-VC++ installed?  For now, I've just
shoved it in the package,
but this will probably mean that "make test" will fail the compile steps on
Win32 nd never reach the tests,
which do actually work nonetheless.


p.s. sorry - I dont feed spambots - group replies please.

Crypt-MatrixSSL version 0.01

Crypt::MatrixSSL lets you use the MatrixSSL crypto library (see /) from Perl.  With this module, you will be
able to easily write SSL and TLS client and server programs.

MatrixSSL includes everything you need, all in under 50KB.

You will need a "C" compiler to build this on Mac/Linux and it
should build on (at least) Windows, Linux, and Macintosh machines.
The pre-built Windows DLL is also included for Win32 users with
no compiler.

MatrixSSL is an Open Source (GNU Public License) product, and is
also available commercially if you need freedom from GNU rules.

Everything you need should be included here, but check the web site to make sure you've got the latest version
of the MatrixSSL "C" code.


To install this module type the following:

   perl Makefile.PL
   make test
   make install


This module requires no other modules or libraries:
(the ./matrixssl/ tree is included, and is from


MatrixSSL is distrubed under the GNU Public License:-

Crypt::MatrixSSL uses MatrixSSL, and so inherits the same License.

Copyright (C) 2005 by C. N. Drake [prot]
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.3 or,
at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

Please contact me if you're having problems building, I can
no doubt help you, then fix this distribution so nobody else has
the same problems.

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