Dist::Zilla::Plugin::EnsureChangesHasContent - Checks Changes for content using CPAN::Changes


version 0.02


  filename = Changelog


This is a BeforeRelease phase plugin that ensures that the changelog file in your distribution has at least one change listed for the version you are releasing.

It is an alternative to Dist::Zilla::Plugin::CheckChangesHasContent that uses CPAN::Changes to parse the changelog file. If your file follows the format described by CPAN::Changes::Spec, then this method of checking for changes is more reliable than the ad hoc parsing used by Dist::Zilla::Plugin::CheckChangesHasContent.


This plugin offers one configuration option:


The filename in the distribution containing the changelog. This defaults to Changes.


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This software is Copyright (c) 2017 by Dave Rolsky.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this distribution.