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Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::MITHALDU - Dist::Zilla configuration the way MITHALDU does it


version 1.151340


   # in dist.ini


This module is forked off of Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::DAGOLDEN and modified to suit my own tastes. He did most of the work.

This is a Dist::Zilla PluginBundle. It is roughly equivalent to the following dist.ini:

   ; version provider
   [AutoVersion]  ; build a version from the date
   major = 1
   ; choose files to include
   [GatherDir]         ; everything under top dir
   exclude_filename = README.pod   ; skip this generated file
   exclude_filename = META.json    ; skip this generated file
   exclude_filename = .gitignore   ; skip this generated file
   exclude_filename = README.PATCHING ; skip this generated file
   exclude_filename = perlcritic.rc   ; skip this generated file
   [PruneCruft]        ; default stuff to skip
   except = .gitignore
   except = perlcritic.rc
   [ManifestSkip]      ; if -f MANIFEST.SKIP, skip those, too
   ; file modifications
   [OurPkgVersion]     ; add $VERSION = ... to all files
   [InsertCopyright    ; add copyright at "# COPYRIGHT"
   [PodWeaver]         ; generate Pod
   config_plugin = @MITHALDU ; my own plugin allows Pod::WikiDoc
   ; generated files
   [License]           ; boilerplate license
   [ReadmeFromPod]     ; from Pod (runs after PodWeaver)
   [ReadmeAnyFromPod]  ; create README.pod in repo directory
   type = pod
   filename = README.pod
   location = root
   filename    = .gitignore
   is_template = 1
   content = /.build
   content = /{{ $dist->name }}-*
   ; and more, see Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::MITHALDU::Templates
   filename    = README.PATCHING
   is_template = 1
   content = README.PATCHING
   ; and more, see Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::MITHALDU::Templates
   filename    = perlcritic.rc
   is_template = 1
   content = README.PATCHING
   ; and more, see Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::MITHALDU::Templates
   ; t tests
   [Test::Compile]     ; make sure .pm files all compile
   fake_home = 1       ; fakes $ENV{HOME} just in case
   ; xt tests
   [Test::Perl::Critic]; xt/author/critic.t
   [MetaTests]         ; xt/release/meta-yaml.t
   [PodSyntaxTests]    ; xt/release/pod-syntax.t
   [PodCoverageTests]  ; xt/release/pod-coverage.t
   [Test::Portability] ; xt/release/portability.t (of file name)
   [Test::Version]     ; xt/release/test-version.t
   ; metadata
   [AutoPrereqs]       ; find prereqs from code
   [MinimumPerl]       ; determine minimum perl version
   [MetaNoIndex]       ; sets 'no_index' in META
   directory = t
   directory = xt
   directory = examples
   directory = corpus
   package = DB        ; just in case
   [Bugtracker]        ; defaults to RT
   [MetaProvides::Package] ; add 'provides' to META files
   meta_noindex = 1        ; respect prior no_index directives
   [MetaYAML]          ; generate META.yml (v1.4)
   [MetaJSON]          ; generate META.json (v2)
   ; build system
   [ExecDir]           ; include 'bin/*' as executables
   [ShareDir]          ; include 'share/' for File::ShareDir
   [MakeMaker]         ; create Makefile.PL
   ; manifest (after all generated files)
   [Manifest]          ; create MANIFEST
   ; copy META.json back to repo dis
   copy = META.json
   move = .gitignore
   copy = perlcritic.rc
   ; before release
   [Git::Check]        ; ensure all files checked in
   allow_dirty = dist.ini
   allow_dirty = Changes
   allow_dirty = README.pod
   allow_dirty = META.json
   [CheckPrereqsIndexed]    ; ensure prereqs are on CPAN
   [CheckChangesHasContent] ; ensure Changes has been updated
   [CheckExtraTests]   ; ensure xt/ tests pass
   [TestRelease]       ; ensure t/ tests pass
   [ConfirmRelease]    ; prompt before uploading
   ; releaser
   [UploadToCPAN]      ; uploads to CPAN
   ; after release
   [Git::Commit] ; commit Changes (as released)
   allow_dirty = dist.ini
   allow_dirty = Changes
   allow_dirty = README.pod
   allow_dirty = META.json
   [Git::Tag]          ; tag repo with custom tag
   tag_format = release-%v
   [Git::Push]         ; push repo to remote
   push_to = origin


To use this PluginBundle, just add it to your dist.ini. You can provide the following options:

  • is_task -- this indicates whether TaskWeaver or PodWeaver should be used. Default is 0.
  • auto_prereq -- this indicates whether AutoPrereq should be used or not. Default is 1.
  • tag_format -- given to Git::Tag. Default is 'release-%v' to be more robust than just the version number when parsing versions
  • major_version -- overrides the major version set by AutoVersion
  • fake_release -- swaps FakeRelease for UploadToCPAN. Mostly useful for testing a dist.ini without risking a real release.
  • weaver_config -- specifies a Pod::Weaver bundle. Defaults to @MITHALDU.
  • no_critic -- omit Test::Perl::Critic tests
  • gitignore -- adds entries to be added to .gitignore (can be repeated)
  • exclude_match -- regexes to exclude files from the dist (can be repeated)
  • prune_except -- regexes to except files from being pruned as cruft (can be repeated)



Bugs / Feature Requests

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Source Code

This is open source software. The code repository is available for public review and contribution under the terms of the license.

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  • David Golden <>
  • Christian Walde <>


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