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Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::ETHER - A plugin bundle for distributions built by ETHER


version 0.143


In your dist.ini:



This is a Dist::Zilla plugin bundle. It is very approximately equal to the following dist.ini (following the preamble), minus some optimizations:

[Prereqs / pluginbundle version]
-phase = develop
-relationship = recommends
Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::ETHER = <current installed version>

;;; BeforeBuild
[PromptIfStale / stale modules, build]
phase = build
module = Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Author::ETHER

;;; ExecFiles
dir = script    ; only if script dir exists

;;; Finders
[FileFinder::ByName / Examples]
dir = examples

;;; Gather Files
:version = 2.016
exclude_filename = CONTRIBUTING
exclude_filename = INSTALL
exclude_filename = LICENCE
exclude_filename = LICENSE
exclude_filename = META.json
exclude_filename = Makefile.PL
exclude_filename = README.md
exclude_filename = README.pod
exclude_filename = TODO
exclude_filename = cpanfile
exclude_filename = inc/ExtUtils/MakeMaker/Dist/Zilla/Develop.pm
exclude_filename = ppport.h

:version = 5.038
filename = LICENCE  ; for distributions where I have authority

[GenerateFile::FromShareDir / generate CONTRIBUTING]
-dist = Dist-Zilla-PluginBundle-Author-ETHER
-filename = CONTRIBUTING
has_xs = <dynamically-determined flag>
:version = 1.200005

:version = 2.039
bail_out_on_fail = 1
xt_mode = 1
script_finder = :PerlExecFiles
script_finder = Examples

:version = 0.08
finder = :InstallModules
finder = :ExecFiles
finder = Examples
finder = :TestFiles
finder = :ExtraTestFiles

:version = 0.17
finder = :InstallModules
finder = :ExecFiles
finder = Examples
finder = :TestFiles
finder = :ExtraTestFiles

:version = 0.012
[GenerateFile::FromShareDir / generate xt/author/changes_has_content.t]
-dist = Dist-Zilla-PluginBundle-Author-ETHER
-source_filename = changes_has_content.t
-destinotion_filename = xt/author/changes_has_content.t
:version = 2.000008
max_target_perl = 5.006
:version = 5.040
:version = 5.040
:version = 2.006003
stopwords = irc
directory = examples
directory = lib
directory = script
directory = t
directory = xt

;[Test::Pod::LinkCheck]     many outstanding bugs
:version = 1.003
:version = 2.10
filename = xt/author/kwalitee.t
:version = 0.8
:version = 0.022
verify_prereqs = 1
version_extractor = Module::Metadata
include = Encode
include = File::Temp
include = JSON::PP
include = Module::Runtime
include = Pod::Coverage
include = Sub::Name
include = YAML
include = autodie
:version = 2.000007
:version = 0.006

;;; Munge Files
:version = 0.004
on_package_line = 1

[PodWeaver] (or [SurgicalPodWeaver])
:version = 4.005
config_plugin = @Author::ETHER ; unless weaver.ini is present
replacer = replace_with_comment
post_code_replacer = replace_with_nothing

;;; Metadata
[GithubMeta]    ; (if server = 'github' or omitted)
:version = 0.54
homepage = 0
issues = 0

bugtracker.rt = 1
; (plus repository.* = 1 if server = 'gitmo' or 'p5sagit')

:version = 1.009
authority = cpan:ETHER
do_munging = 0

directory = corpus
directory = demo
directory = examples
directory = fatlib
directory = inc
directory = local
directory = perl5
directory = share
directory = t
directory = xt

:version = 1.15000002
finder = :InstallModules
meta_noindex = 1
inherit_version = 0
inherit_missing = 0

:version = 0.004

; if we are releasing with a new perl with -DDEFAULT_INC_EXCLUDES_DOT set
dot_in_INC = 0

;[Git::Contributors]    ; below
;[StaticInstall]        ; below

;;; Register Prereqs
:version = 5.038
phase = x_Dist_Zilla        ; (or whatever 'plugin_prereq_phase' is set to)
relation = requires         ; (or whatever 'plugin_prereq_relationship' is set to)
:version = 1.006
configure_finder = :NoFiles

[Prereqs / prereqs for @Author::ETHER]
-phase = x_Dist_Zilla       ; (or whatever 'plugin_prereq_phase' is set to)
-relationship = requires    ; (or whatever 'plugin_prereq_relationship' is set to)
...all the plugins this bundle uses...

;;; Install Tool
; <specified installer(s)>

:version = 0.029
order_by = commits

:version = 0.005
mode = auto
dry_run = 1  ; only if authority is not ETHER

;;; Test Runner
; <specified installer(s)>
:version = 0.024
default_jobs = 9

;;; After Build

[Run::AfterBuild / .ackrc]
:version = 0.038
quiet = 1
run = bash -c "test -e .ackrc && grep -q -- '--ignore-dir=.latest' .ackrc || echo '--ignore-dir=.latest' >> .ackrc; if [[ `dirname '%d'` != .build ]]; then test -e .ackrc && grep -q -- '--ignore-dir=%d' .ackrc || echo '--ignore-dir=%d' >> .ackrc; fi"
[Run::AfterBuild / .latest]
:version = 0.041
quiet = 1
fatal_errors = 0
eval = if ('%d' =~ /^%n-[.[:xdigit:]]+$/) { unlink '.latest'; symlink '%d', '.latest'; }

;;; Before Release
decimal_only = 1

[PromptIfStale / stale modules, release]
phase = release
check_all_plugins = 1
check_all_prereqs = 1

[Git::Check / initial check]
allow_dirty =


:version = 0.004
release_branch = master

branch = master
remote_branch = master

:version = 0.019
[Git::Check / after tests]
allow_dirty =

;;; Releaser

;;; AfterRelease
[Run::AfterRelease / remove old LICENCE]    ; if switching from LICENCE -> LICENSE
:version = 0.038
quiet = 1
eval = unlink 'LICENCE'

[Run::AfterRelease / remove old LICENSE]    ; if switching from LICENSE -> LICENCE
:version = 0.038
quiet = 1
eval = unlink 'LICENSE'

[Run::AfterRelease / remove old READMEs]
:version = 0.038
quiet = 1
eval = unlink 'README.md'

[CopyFilesFromRelease / copy generated files]
filename = INSTALL
filename = LICENCE
filename = LICENSE
filename = ppport.h

:version = 0.142180
type = pod
location = root
phase = release

;;;;;; begin [@Git::VersionManager]

; this is actually a VersionProvider and FileMunger
:version = 0.004
global = 1
fallback_version_provider = Git::NextVersion
version_regexp = ^v([\d._]+)(-TRIAL)?$

[CopyFilesFromRelease / copy Changes]
filename = Changes

[Git::Commit / release snapshot]
:version = 2.020
add_files_in = .
allow_dirty = CONTRIBUTING
allow_dirty = Changes
allow_dirty = INSTALL
allow_dirty = LICENCE
allow_dirty = LICENSE
allow_dirty = README.md
allow_dirty = README.pod
allow_dirty = ppport.h
commit_msg = %N-%v%t%n%n%c

tag_message = v%v%t

:version = 0.004
global = 1

:version = 5.033
time_zone = UTC
format = %-8v  %{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss'Z'}d%{ (TRIAL RELEASE)}T

[Git::Commit / post-release commit]
:version = 2.020
allow_dirty = Changes
allow_dirty_match = ^lib/.*\.pm$
commit_msg = increment $VERSION after %v release

;;;;;; end [@Git::VersionManager]


[GitHub::Update]    ; (if server = 'github' or omitted)
:version = 0.40
metacpan = 1

[Run::AfterRelease / install release]
:version = 0.031
fatal_errors = 0
run = cpanm http://URMOM:mysekritpassword@pause.perl.org/pub/PAUSE/authors/id/U/UR/URMOM/%a

[Run::AfterRelease / release complete]
:version = 0.038
quiet = 1
eval = print "release complete!\xa"

; listed late, to allow all other plugins which do BeforeRelease checks to run first.

; listed last, to be sure we run at the very end of each phase
; only performed if $ENV{USER} eq 'ether'
:version = 0.015

The distribution's code is assumed to be hosted at github; RT is used as the issue tracker. The home page in the metadata points to github, while the home page on github is updated on release to point to metacpan. The version and other metadata is derived directly from the local git repository.



Use V=<version> in the shell to override the version of the distribution being built; otherwise the version is incremented after each release, in the *.pm files.

pod coverage

Subroutines can be considered "covered" for pod coverage tests by adding a directive to pod (as many as you'd like), as described in Pod::Coverage::TrustPod:

=for Pod::Coverage foo bar baz

spelling stopwords

Stopwords for spelling tests can be added by adding a directive to pod (as many as you'd like), as described in "ADDING STOPWORDS" in Pod::Spell:

=for stopwords foo bar baz

See also [Test::PodSpelling].


Available since version 0.007.

The installer back-end(s) to use (can be specified more than once); defaults to ModuleBuildTiny::Fallback and MakeMaker::Fallback (which generates a Build.PL for normal use with no-configure-requires protection, and Makefile.PL as a fallback, containing an upgrade warning). For toolchain-grade modules, you should only use Makefile.PL-generating installers.

You can select other backends (by plugin name, without the []), with the installer option, or none if you are supplying your own, as a separate plugin(s).

Encouraged choices are:

  • installer = ModuleBuildTiny

  • installer = MakeMaker

  • installer = MakeMaker::Fallback (when used in combination with ModuleBuildTiny)

  • installer = =inc::Foo (if no configs are needed for this plugin; e.g. subclassed from [MakeMaker::Awesome])

  • installer = none (if you are providing your own elsewhere in the file, with configs)


Available since version 0.019.

If provided, must be one of:

  • github

    (default) metadata and release plugins are tailored to github.

  • gitmo

    metadata and release plugins are tailored to gitmo@git.moose.perl.org.

  • p5sagit

    metadata and release plugins are tailored to p5sagit@git.shadowcat.co.uk.

  • catagits

    metadata and release plugins are tailored to catagits@git.shadowcat.co.uk.

  • none

    no special configuration of metadata (relating to repositories etc) is done -- you'll need to provide this yourself.


Available since version 0.053.

A boolean option that, when set, removes the use of all plugins that use the network (generally for comparing metadata against PAUSE, and querying the remote git server), as well as blocking the use of the release command. Defaults to false; can also be set with the environment variable DZIL_AIRPLANE.


Available in this form since version 0.076.

A file, to be present in the build, which is copied back to the source repository at release time and committed to git. Can be used more than once. Defaults to: LICENCE, LICENSE, CONTRIBUTING, Changes, ppport.h, INSTALL; defaults are appended to, rather than overwritten.


Available since version 0.051.

A boolean option that, when set, uses [SurgicalPodWeaver] instead of [PodWeaver], but with all the same options. Defaults to false.


Available since version 0.076.

An integer that specifies how many columns (right-padded with whitespace) are allocated in Changes entries to the version string. Defaults to 10.

licence (or license)

Available since version 0.101.

A string that specifies the name to use for the licence file. Defaults to LICENCE for distributions where I (ETHER) or any other known non-Americans have first-come permissions, or LICENSE otherwise. (The pod section for legal information is also adjusted appropriately.)


Available since version 0.117.

A string of the form cpan:PAUSEID that references the PAUSE ID of the user who has primary ("first-come") authority over the distribution and main module namespace. If not provided, it is extracted from the configuration passed through to the [Authority] plugin, and finally defaults to cpan:ETHER. It is presently used for setting x_authority metadata and deciding which spelling is used for the LICENCE file (if the licence configuration is not provided).


Available since version 0.122.

A boolean option that, when set, removes [UploadToCPAN] from the plugin list and replaces it with [FakeRelease]. Defaults to false; can also be set with the environment variable FAKE_RELEASE.

plugin_prereq_phase, plugin_prereq_relationship

If these are set, then plugins used by the bundle (with minimum version requirements) are injected into the distribution's prerequisites at the specified phase and relationship. Defaults to x_Dist_Zilla and requires. Disable with:

plugin_prereq_phase =
plugin_prereq_relationship =

Available since version 0.133.

other customizations

This bundle makes use of Dist::Zilla::Role::PluginBundle::PluginRemover and Dist::Zilla::Role::PluginBundle::Config::Slicer to allow further customization. (Note that even though some overridden values are inspected in this class, they are still overlaid on top of whatever this bundle eventually decides to pass - so what is in the dist.ini always trumps everything else.)

Plugins are not loaded until they are actually needed, so it is possible to --force-install this plugin bundle and -remove some plugins that do not install or are otherwise problematic.

If a weaver.ini is present in the distribution, pod is woven using it; otherwise, the behaviour is as with a weaver.ini containing the single line [@Author::ETHER] (see Pod::Weaver::PluginBundle::Author::ETHER).


This distribution follows best practices for author-oriented plugin bundles; for more information, see KENTNL's distribution.



Bugs may be submitted through the RT bug tracker (or bug-Dist-Zilla-PluginBundle-Author-ETHER@rt.cpan.org).

There is also a mailing list available for users of this distribution, at http://dzil.org/#mailing-list.

There is also an irc channel available for users of this distribution, at #distzilla on irc.perl.org.

I am also usually active on irc, as 'ether' at irc.perl.org.


Karen Etheridge <ether@cpan.org>


  • Edward Betts <edward@4angle.com>

  • Graham Knop <haarg@haarg.org>

  • Dave Rolsky <autarch@urth.org>

  • Randy Stauner <rwstauner@cpan.org>

  • Roy Ivy III <rivy@cpan.org>

  • Сергей Романов <sromanov@cpan.org>


This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Karen Etheridge.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.