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Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::DAGOLDEN - Dist::Zilla configuration the way DAGOLDEN does it


version 0.079


  # in dist.ini


This is a Dist::Zilla PluginBundle. It is roughly equivalent to the following dist.ini:

  ; version provider
  [RewriteVersion] ; also munges

  ; choose files to include
  [Git::GatherDir]         ; everything from git ls-files
  exclude_filename = README.pod   ; skip this generated file
  exclude_filename = README.mkdn  ; skip this generated file
  exclude_filename = META.json    ; skip this generated file
  exclude_filename = cpanfile     ; skip this generated file
  exclude_filename = Makefile.PL  ; skip this generated file

  [PruneCruft]        ; default stuff to skip
  [ManifestSkip]      ; if -f MANIFEST.SKIP, skip those, too

  ; file modifications
  [InsertCopyright]    ; add copyright at "# COPYRIGHT"
  [SurgicalPodWeaver]         ; generate Pod
  config_plugin = @DAGOLDEN ; my own plugin allows Pod::WikiDoc
  replacer = replace_with_comment
  post_code_replacer = replace_with_nothing

  ; generated files
  [License]           ; boilerplate license
  [Pod2Readme]        ; from Pod (runs after PodWeaver)

  ; t tests
  [Test::ReportPrereqs]   ; show prereqs in automated test output

  ; xt tests
  [Test::MinimumVersion]  ; xt/release/minimum-version.t
  max_target_perl = 5.010 ; don't use syntax/features past 5.10
  [Test::PodSpelling] ; xt/author/pod-spell.t
  [Test::Perl::Critic]; xt/author/critic.t
  [MetaTests]         ; xt/release/meta-yaml.t
  [PodSyntaxTests]    ; xt/release/pod-syntax.t
  [PodCoverageTests]  ; xt/release/pod-coverage.t
  [Test::Portability] ; xt/release/portability.t (of file name)
  options = test_one_dot = 0
  [Test::Version]     ; xt/release/test-version.t
  [Test::Compile]     ; xt/author/00-compile.t
  fake_home = 1       ; fakes $ENV{HOME} just in case
  xt_mode = 1         ; make sure all files compile

  ; metadata
  [AutoPrereqs]       ; find prereqs from code
  skip = ^t::lib

  authority = cpan:DAGOLDEN
  do_munging = 0

  [MinimumPerl]   ; determine minimum perl version

  [MetaNoIndex]       ; sets 'no_index' in META
  directory = t
  directory = xt
  directory = examples
  directory = corpus
  package = DB        ; just in case

  [GithubMeta]        ; set META resources
  remote = origin
  remote = github
  issues = 1

  [MetaProvides::Package] ; add 'provides' to META files
  meta_noindex = 1        ; respect prior no_index directives

  [Git::Contributors]     ; collect contributors list

  [Prereqs::AuthorDeps]   ; add authordeps as develop/requires
  [MetaYAML]              ; generate META.yml (v1.4)
  [MetaJSON]              ; generate META.json (v2)
  [CPANFile]              ; generate cpanfile

  ; build system
  [ExecDir]           ; include 'bin/*' as executables
  [ShareDir]          ; include 'share/' for File::ShareDir
  [MakeMaker]         ; create Makefile.PL
  eumm_version = 6.17
  default_jobs = 9

  ; manifest (after all generated files)
  [Manifest]          ; create MANIFEST

  ; copy Makefile.PL back to repo dis
  copy = Makefile.PL

  ; before release

  [PromptIfStale]     ; check if our build tools are out of date
  module = Dist::Zilla
  module = Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::DAGOLDEN
  check_all_plugins = 1

  [Git::CheckFor::CorrectBranch] ; ensure on master branch

  [Git::Check]        ; ensure all files checked in
  allow_dirty = dist.ini
  allow_dirty = Changes
  allow_dirty = cpanfile

  [CheckMetaResources]     ; ensure META has 'resources' data
  [CheckPrereqsIndexed]    ; ensure prereqs are on CPAN
  [CheckChangesHasContent] ; ensure Changes has been updated

  [RunExtraTests]   ; ensure xt/ tests pass
  default_jobs = 9

  [TestRelease]       ; ensure t/ tests pass
  [ConfirmRelease]    ; prompt before uploading

  ; releaser
  [UploadToCPAN]      ; uploads to CPAN

  ; after release
  [Git::Commit / Commit_Dirty_Files] ; commit Changes (as released)

  [Git::Tag]          ; tag repo with custom tag
  tag_format = release-%v

  ; NextRelease acts *during* pre-release to write $VERSION and
  ; timestamp to Changes and  *after* release to add a new {{$NEXT}}
  ; section, so to act at the right time after release, it must actually
  ; come after Commit_Dirty_Files but before Commit_Changes in the
  ; dist.ini.  It will still act during pre-release as usual


  [Git::Commit / Commit_Changes] ; commit Changes (for new dev)

  [Git::Push]         ; push repo to remote
  push_to = origin


To use this PluginBundle, just add it to your dist.ini. You can provide the following options:

  • is_task — this indicates whether TaskWeaver or SurgicalPodWeaver should be used.

    Default is 0.

  • authority — specifies the x_authority field for pause. Defaults to 'cpan:DAGOLDEN'.

  • auto_prereq — this indicates whether AutoPrereqs should be used or not. Default is 1.

    # auto_version - this indicates whether AutoVersion should be used or not. Default is 0.

  • darkpan — for private code; uses FakeRelease and fills in dummy repo/bugtracker data

  • fake_release — swaps FakeRelease for UploadToCPAN. Mostly useful for testing a dist.ini without risking a real release.

  • git_remote — where to push after release

  • github_issues — whether to use github issue tracker. Defaults is 1.

  • stopwords — add stopword for Test::PodSpelling (can be repeated)

  • tag_format — given to Git::Tag. Default is 'release-%v' to be more

    robust than just the version number when parsing versions for Git::NextVersion

  • weaver_config — specifies a Pod::Weaver bundle. Defaults to @DAGOLDEN.

  • version_regexp — given to Git::NextVersion. Default

    is '^release-(.+)$'

  • no_git — bypass all git-dependent plugins

  • no_copy_files — skip copying Makefile.PL or cpanfile

  • no_critic — omit Test::Perl::Critic tests

  • no_spellcheck — omit Test::PodSpelling tests

  • no_coverage — omit PodCoverage tests

  • no_minimum_perl — omit Test::MinimumVersion tests

  • no_bugtracker — DEPRECATED

When running without git, GatherDir is used instead of Git::GatherDir. and all git check and commit operations are disabled.

By default, versions are taken/rewritten in the source file using RewriteVersion and BumpVersionAfterRelease. If the auto_version option is true, the version is set by AutoVersion and munged with PkgVersion. For auto_version the generated cpanfile is copied to the repo on build; otherwise, Makefile.PL is copied.

This PluginBundle now supports ConfigSlicer, so you can pass in options to the plugins used like this:

  Test::MinimumVersion.max_target_perl = 5.014
  ExecDir.dir = scripts

This PluginBundle also supports PluginRemover, so dropping a plugin is as easy as this:

  -remove = InsertCopyright


Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the issue tracker at You will be notified automatically of any progress on your issue.

Source Code

This is open source software. The code repository is available for public review and contribution under the terms of the license.

  git clone


David Golden <>


  • Christian Walde <>

  • Eric Johnson <>

  • Karen Etheridge <>

  • Philippe Bruhat (BooK) <>

  • Sergey Romanov <>

  • 김도형 - Keedi Kim <>


This software is Copyright (c) 2018 by David Golden.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004