Slate Desktop ships with the Strawberry distribution of the required Perl runtime environment (Strawberry Perl). Some users might prefer a different distribution, such as ActivePerl available from ActiveState. If this applies to you, make sure that you install the 64-bit version to avoid SysWOW64 compatibility complications on Windows. Also make sure the perl.exe program is added to your system %PATH% environment variable.
Finally, other Perl distributions might not include required Perl dependencies. For example, on ActivePerl, the statement `use Date::Format;` fails because its package is not distributed with ActivePerl. At a minimum, you must run this command from a Command Prompt to install the TimeDate package:
C:> ppm install TimeDate
Here is a list of other `use` statements in the various Perl scripts that might require you manually install packages.
use File::Copy qw(copy move);
use File::Glob ':glob';
use File::Path qw(make_path remove_tree);
use File::Temp qw(tempdir);
use FindBin qw($RealBin);
use Getopt::Long "GetOptions";
use strict; use utf8;