NAME

JSAN::Client - The JavaScript Archive Network Client Library

SYNOPSIS

  # Create the client object
  my $client = JSAN::Client->new(
        prefix  => '/usr/local/js',
        verbose => 1,
        );
  
  # Install by library name
  $client->install_library('Display.Swap');
  
  # Install by distribution name
  $client->install_distribution('DOM.Trigger');

DESCRIPTION

The JSAN::Client API intended to provide the highest-possible level abstraction for the process of installing JSAN distributions.

However please not this class is still intended for developers, and won't do things like auto-detect your JSAN_PREFIX and so on.

For more DWIM type functionality aimed at users, see the JSAN::Shell class, or even more preferably the jsan installer application.

METHODS

new param => 'value', ...

The new constructor takes a set of key/value params and creates a new JSAN installation client, who's purpose is to install JSAN distributions to a specific location on the local disk.

Please note that although you can create multiple JSAN::Client objects for multiple install paths, all clients will share the common JSAN::Index and JSAN::Transport layers, which means both that distribution packages will be cached across all the clients, and that they must install from the same remote JSAN repository.

The constructor takes the following parameters

prefix

The prefix params should be the location on the local disk that the JSAN libraries contained in the distribution should be installed to.

verbose

The verbose (current not implemented) enables verbose mode for the client.

In verbose mode, the client will write a number of procedural and diagnostic messages to STDOUT as it processes the installation requests.

Returns a new JSAN::Client object, or dies on error.

prefix

The prefix accessor returns the installation prefix path for the client.

verbose

The verbose accessor returns the boolean flag indicating whether the client is running in verbose mode.

build

The build accessor returns the boolean flag indicating whether the client is running in build-time mode.

install_library $name

The install_library method takes the name of a JSAN library and installs the most recent release of the distribution that the library is contained in as indicated in the JSAN index.

Any dependencies required for the library will also be installed as needed.

Please note the difference between a JSAN "library" and a JSAN "distribution". There are often many libraries contained in a single distribution.

Returns true if the library was installed, false if the library is already up to date and did not need to be installed, or dies on error.

install_distribution $name

The install_distribution method takes the name of a JSAN distribution and installs the most recent release of that distribution.

Any dependencies required for the distribution will also be installed as needed.

Please note the difference between a JSAN "library" and a JSAN "distribution". There are often many libraries contained in a single distribution.

Returns true if the distribution was installed, false if the distribution is already up to date and did not need to be installed, or dies on error.

TO DO

- Add the testing dependency algorithm variant

- Add support for JSON META.yml files

SUPPORT

Bugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at

http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=JSAN-Client

For other issues, contact the author.

AUTHOR

Adam Kennedy <cpan@ali.as>, http://ali.as/

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2005, 2006 Adam Kennedy. All rights reserved.

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

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.