Johan Vromans

NAME

App::Packager - Abstraction for Packagers

SYNOPSIS

App::Packager provides an abstract interface to a number of common packagers, trying to catch as much common behaviour as possible.

The main purpose is to have uniform access to application specific resources.

Supported packagers are PAR::Packer, Cava::Packager and unpackaged. In the latter case, resources are looked up in @PATH, and the name of the application package must be passed to the first use of App::Packager.

For example:

    use App::Packager qw(:name My::App);
    print "My packager is: ", App::Packager::Packager(), "\n";
    print getresource("README.txt");

EXPORT

By default, function getresource is exported. It can be exported under a different name by providing an alternative name as follows:

    use App::Packager( ':rsc' => '...alternative name...' );

FUNCTIONS

App::Packager::Packager

Returns the name of the actual packager, or App Packager if unpackaged.

App::Packager::Version

Returns the version of the packager.

App::Packager::IsPackaged

Returns true if the application was packaged.

Note that it is usually easier, and safer, to use $App::Packager::PACKAGED for testing since that will work even if App::Packager is not available.

App::Packager::GetResourcePath

Returns the path name of the application resources directory.

App::Packager::GetResource($rsc)

Returns the file name of the application resource.

App::Packager::GetUserFile($rsc)

Returns the file name of the user specific resource.

AUTHOR

Johan Vromans, <JV at CPAN dot org>

SUPPORT

Development of this module takes place on GitHub: https://github.com/sciurius/perl-App-Packager.

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc App::Packager

Please report any bugs or feature requests using the issue tracker on GitHub.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This module was inspired by Mark Dootson's Cava packager.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2017,2018 Johan Vromans, all rights reserved.

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

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