This patch adds a config for the AppVeyor continuous integration service which allows dists to be tested on Windows. it is based upon the AppVeyor CI Helpers for Perl project, which seems to be quite similar to the Travis-CI Perl helpers used in the Travis config in this dist. The current configuration is able to test Perl versions 5.10 .. 5.28, however in order to get these versions to work, it was necessary to extend the base AppVeyor CI Helpers config slightly:
This PR is submitted in the hope that it is helpful; it definitely shows that the dist builds and tests correctly on Windows systems and is thus a starting point for an improved patch if so desired. If you'd like anything changed or updated in this PR, please simply let me know and I'll happily make the changes and resubmit as necessary.