All started 1998 with my first CMS wirtten in Perl.
I improved 1999 my CMS with a GUI.
The GUI was MSIE.
There is a on Windows HTA - Hyper Text Application,
which makes it possible to use the Internet Explorer as GUI for Perl.
2000, I had to discover, that the new Perl version has a bug at updating the MSIE GUI. The error was confirmed, but now it's 16 years later, still not solved.
So I run the latest working with my software Perl version from November 1999.
2010, I was not able to install Perl on my new Windows 7 notebook. The installer was a 16 Bit program. With some tricks, copying registry entries, it was possible.
My own written Perl software, not only my CMS, but also a general database software running everything including my tax declaration made me total dependent on Windows.
Since years, I dream from changing to Linux, but.....
I could change my software to a server / client system,
but this could cost me 1 or 2 month until all works perfect
1.) Can I install MSiE 10 on WINE?
2.) Is *.HTA available on WINE?
3.) Can I install a very old Perl version with a 16 bit Installer