Dist::Zilla Starter revision 3 – Git, versioning, and more

Posted on September 27, 2018. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Dist::Zilla Starter revision 3 – Git, versioning, and more I’ve just released revision 3 of the @Starter plugin bundle for the Dist::Zilla CPAN distribution authoring tool. There’s no changes to the base configuration from revision 2, but there are now additional options to help manage common authoring tasks using modern best practices. You must set […]

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Dist::Zilla @Starter – Revision 2

Posted on September 27, 2018. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Dist::Zilla @Starter – Revision 2 I recently released revision 2 of the [@Starter] plugin bundle for Dist::Zilla. This revision brings small improvements to the default behavior, as well as the option to set a different installer plugin. In order to use the new revision, you must set the option “revision = 2” when using the […]

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Dist::Zilla – Why you should use @Starter instead of @Basic

Posted on September 27, 2018. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Dist::Zilla – Why you should use @Starter instead of @Basic If you’re currently using [@Basic], there are a few reasons you should consider switching over. [@Basic] has become somewhat outdated as it needs to maintain compatibility with existing configs; [@Starter] modernizes the base plugin set. For example, it includes the important [MetaJSON] plugin for generating […]

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Dist::Zilla for Beginners

Posted on September 23, 2018. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Dist::Zilla for Beginners Multi-part tutorial (incomplete at the time of writing). Also discussed at perlmonks

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How to become a CPAN contributor

Posted on August 3, 2018. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |

How to become a CPAN contributor To become a CPAN contributor, you don’t need to write a new CPAN distribution, you just need to submit a change to an existing distribution that gets accepted by the author. If you’ve never gotten your hands dirty editing Perl modules, the first question that may come to mind […]

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Dist::Zilla Its a wrap!

Posted on April 17, 2018. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Dist::Zilla Its a wrap! So has it been really sixty days of blogging about Dist::Zilla and Pod::Weaver? Yes it has so here is a quick round up of what is where. No Such thing as Moose-Zilla! Mmm! Dist::Zilla Tea ‘Dist::Zilla’ A Bath for Your Distro Dist::Zilla Check License Dist::Zilla Set B Scene 169 Take 2A […]

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Specifying dependencies for your CPAN distribution

Posted on May 10, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Specifying dependencies for your CPAN distribution […] I’m going to show you how to specify dependencies for your CPAN distributions: the other Perl and CPAN modules that your distribution relies on. Posts in this series: An introduction to CPAN distribution metadata Dependency phases in CPAN distribution metadata Specifying the type of your CPAN dependencies Specifying […]

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Dist::Zilla on Travis CI

Posted on April 24, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Dist::Zilla on Travis CI With Dist::Zilla (dzil), testing Perl projects on Travis CI can be a bit tricky. Here’s my approach.

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VERSION section in POD

Posted on May 19, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

VERSION section in POD I use to include a VERSION section in the main module of the distributions uploaded to CPAN, but this comes at the risk of forgetting to update the number.

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Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Starter – A new way to start using Dist::Zilla

Posted on April 11, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Starter – A new way to start using Dist::Zilla Dist::Zilla is an extremely powerful and versatile CPAN authoring tool, with the ability to automate your entire distribution building, testing, and releasing process, customisable to almost any workflow. This ability does not come without cost, however. One of the biggest difficulties newcomers face is sorting out […]

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