ActiveState Launches ActivePerl, ActivePython & ActiveTcl for Mac OS X
version 10.4 “Tiger”

ActiveState’s World-Renowned Open Source Language Distributions are Free to
the Developer Community

WWDC 2005, SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 7, 2005 – ActiveState, a leading
provider of developer tools and services for dynamic languages, today
announced the release of ActiveState’s ActivePerl, ActivePython & ActiveTcl
open source language distributions for Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger”.
ActiveState’s language distributions are world-renowned as the most
complete, best maintained, and easiest to use cross-platform language
solutions in the market. The three new distributions for Tiger offer the
same innovative features, quality assurances and seamless integration that
have made ActiveState the industry-standard and number one resource for open
source language distributions. Since their launch eight years ago, millions
of developers have relied upon ActiveState’s quality assured open source
language distributions worldwide.

“The demand for ActiveState’s languages and developer tools for Tiger is
intense,” says David Ascher, ActiveState’s Chief Technologist. “Our
initiative starts with the launch of ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl
to meet the developer need for up-to-date and maintained distributions on
the Mac OS X platform. Our commitment continues with a beta release this
summer of our Komodo IDE ported to Tiger.”

“Hundreds of breakthrough features make Tiger the most advanced OS in the
world,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer
Relations. “We are thrilled to see ActiveState providing ActivePerl,
ActivePython and ActiveTcl to create a best-of-breed open source
productivity environment for script developers on Mac OS X.”

ActiveState’s language distributions enable Mac programmers to keep their
Perl, Python & Tcl packages seamlessly up-to-date. ActivePerl contains core
Perl, the Perl Package Manager (PPM) for installing CPAN packages, popular
modules, and complete online help. ActivePython ships with a wealth of
documentation for both new and experienced Python programmers. ActiveTcl
delivers Tcl, Tk and the essential modules for Tcl programming.
ActiveState’s language distributions allow programmers to develop across
platforms with quality assured standards on Mac OS X (10.3 and 10.4), Linux,
Solaris and Windows. ActivePerl, ActivePython & ActiveTcl are provided free
to the community as part of ActiveState’s support for dynamic languages.

Pricing & Availability

ActivePerl, ActivePython & ActiveTcl are immediately available as free
downloads from ActiveState offers OEM
licensing for including ActivePerl, ActivePython or ActiveTcl with your
products, services and publications. Contact for OEM
license inquires.

About ActiveState

ActiveState is the leading provider of tools for dynamic languages such as
Perl, PHP, Python, Tcl and XSLT. Millions of developers rely on
ActiveState’s professional development tools, high-quality language
distributions and enterprise services.