Marcel GrĂ¼nauer

NAME

Module::Changes::Release - a release within a Changes file

SYNOPSIS

    use Module::Changes;
    my $release = Module::Changes->make_object_for_type('release')
    $release->touch_date;

DESCRIPTION

This class represents a release within the Changes file.

METHODS

This class inherits all methods from Module::Changes::Base.

version
    $release->version(Perl::Version->new->('0.01'));
    print $release->version;

Set or get the release's version number. You need to use a Perl::Version object.

version_as_string
    print $release->version_as_string;

Takes the release's version object and returns a string representation.

date
    $release->date(DateTime::Format::W3CDTF->new->parse_datetime(...));
    print DateTime::Format::Mail->new->format_datetime($release->date);

Set or get the release's date. You need to use a DateTime object.

author
    $release->author('Marcel Gruenauer <marcel@cpan.org>');
    print $release->author;

Set or get the release's author. It is recommended that you use a string as shown above.

changes
    $release->changes_push('Added foobar()');
    for my $change ($release->changes) { ... }

This is an array accessor giving access to all the changes contained in the release. See Class::Accessor::Complex's mk_array_accessors() for which methods are available.

Changes are just strings.

tags
    $release->tags_push('APIBREAK');
    for my $tag ($release->tags) { ... }

This is an array accessor giving access to all the tags contained in the release. See Class::Accessor::Complex's mk_array_accessors() for which methods are available.

Tags are a way to help other programs understand (or at least guess) what has happened in each release.

Tags are just strings. See the documentation for the changes program for a discussion of recommended tags.

touch_date
    $release->touch_date;

Touch the release's date, setting it to the current date andtime.

clone_version
    my $version = $release->clone_version;

Makes a clone of the release's version object. This is useful if you want to use the version in a new release. You need a clone so you don't inadvertently change this release's version number as well.

remove_tag
    $release->remove_tag('APIBREAK');

Takes a tag name and removes all occurrences of it from the tags array.

TAGS

If you talk about this module in blogs, on del.icio.us or anywhere else, please use the modulechanges tag.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-module-changes@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

INSTALLATION

See perlmodinstall for information and options on installing Perl modules.

AVAILABILITY

The latest version of this module is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). Visit <http://www.perl.com/CPAN/> to find a CPAN site near you. Or see <http://www.perl.com/CPAN/authors/id/M/MA/MARCEL/>.

AUTHOR

Marcel Grünauer, <marcel@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2007 by Marcel Grünauer

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