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Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MetaJSON - produce a META.json


version 6.031


This plugin will add a META.json file to the distribution.

This file is meant to replace the old-style META.yml. For more information on this file, see Module::Build::API and CPAN::Meta.


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.



If given, parameter allows you to specify an alternate name for the generated file. It defaults, of course, to META.json.


This parameter lets you pick what version of the spec to use when generating the output. It defaults to 2 at present, but may be updated to new specs as they are released and adopted.

If you want a fixed version, specify it.


Core Dist::Zilla plugins: @Basic, Manifest.

Dist::Zilla roles: FileGatherer.

Other modules: CPAN::Meta, CPAN::Meta::Spec, JSON::MaybeXS.


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.