Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::KENTNL::Lite - (DEPRECATED) A Minimal Build-Only replacement for @Author::KENTNL for contributors.


version 2.001001



    dzil build
    dzil test
    dzil release # BANG.


I'm no longer really keeping this up-to-date with my main bundle, and I've migrated to some other strategy.

Any of my distributions that ship a <dist.ini.meta> are now flattened out into dist.ini so that no bundles are implicated, and you can simply delete plugins that are inconveniencing you.


Please read my rant in "NAMING SCHEME" in Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::KENTNL about the Author:: convention.


This is an attempt at one way of solving a common problem when contributing to things built with Dist::Zilla.

This is done by assuming that the code base that its targeting will NEVER be released in its built form, but close enough to the normal build method that it's suitable for testing and contributing.

  • Less install time dependencies

  • More phases in the PluginBundle generation are 'optional'

  • Less points of failure

Good examples of things I've experienced in this category are the 2 following ( But awesome ) plug-ins that I use everywhere.

The ::Git Plug-ins

These plug-ins are great, don't get me wrong, but they pose a barrier for people on Win32, and in fact, anyone without a copy of Git installed, ( Its hard enough getting a copy of the pre-release source without Git, but that's available in tar.gz and .zip on github ).

Working Copies of Git plug-ins are also nonessential if you're not building releases.

The ::Twitter Plug-in

Also, a handy plug-in to have, but you're not going to be needing it unless you're tweeting a release, and usually, that means you're me.

Some of its dependencies have been known to fail tests on Windows platforms, and thus block automatic installation, so seeing you don't have any use for this, its sensible to leave it out.



See the PluginBundle role for what this is for, it is a method to satisfy that role.


Kent Fredric <>


This software is copyright (c) 2017 by Kent Fredric <>.

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