I have little experience with this and was wondering if someone had a write-up detailing the steps.
I am the author of the fieldpack. The docs are included and are very complete. It will run fine on Windows if you use Activeperl, though you may need to find a few extra libraries. I'd recommend a Linux box as it'll setup a little more easily. Install ActivePerl and then you *might* need to use PPM to add a few extra packages if it tells you things are missing. Linux will be easier.