The easiest and perhaps most reliable way to download POE is through the CPAN shell. One command should install POE and any dependencies:
cpan -i POE
Getting a Tarball
If you prefer to install tarballs manually, the latest one is always at [POE's author directory at CPAN Search]. The README in the tarball contains instructions.
[Rocco's BackPAN archive] contains every public POE release going back to the very first release in August 1998. Warning, this page is rather large.
POE's source code is currently hosted at three locations thanks to the wonders of modern, distributed version control:
- [SourceForge]. Kept for legacy reasons and future expansion. If the Perl community at large ever abandons Git, SourceForge will probably support the next great thing.
- [Gitorious]. If you don't like GitHub.
Building and testing from a Subversion checkout is almost as easy as installing POE by hand. From POE's main source directory:
perl Makefile.PL make test
If everything looks good, and you're feeling lucky:
Windows users should use nmake from Microsoft instead of make. It's a free download. The instructions should otherwise be the same.