Dist::Zilla::Plugin::TestRelease - extract archive and run tests before releasing the dist


version 6.031


This plugin runs before a release happens. It will extract the to-be-released archive into a temporary directory and use the TestRunner plugins to run its tests. If the tests fail, the release is aborted and the temporary directory is left in place. If the tests pass, the temporary directory is cleaned up and the release process continues.

This will set the RELEASE_TESTING and AUTHOR_TESTING env vars while running the test suite.


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.


This plugin was originally contributed by Christopher J. Madsen.


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.