Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ExtraTests - rewrite ./xt tests to ./t tests with skips


version 6.031


This plugin rewrites tests found in the following directories:

  ./xt/author  - tests for author testing (env AUTHOR_TESTING is true)
  ./xt/release - tests for pre-release testers (env RELEASE_TESTING is true)
  ./xt/smoke   - tests for automated testers (env AUTOMATED_TESTING is true)

The tests are renamed and moved to ./t, and they are rewritten to include some simple Perl code to skip all included tests if the correct env vars are not set.


This module should work on any version of perl still receiving updates from the Perl 5 Porters. This means it should work on any version of perl released in the last two to three years. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.


Ricardo SIGNES 😏 <>


This software is copyright (c) 2023 by Ricardo SIGNES.

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