JSAN::Index::Library - A JavaScript Archive Network (JSAN) Software Library


This class provides objects for the various libraries (software components) in the JSAN.


In addition to the general methods provided by Class::DBI, it has the following methods


The name accessor returns the name (possibly including the use of pseudo-namespaces) of the library. e.g. "Test.Simple.Container.Browser"


The release method returns the JSAN::Index::Release object for the release that the library is defined in.


The version accessor returns the version of the library.


The doc accessor returns the root-relative location of the documentation for this library on the website.


The distribution method is a shortcut for $library->release->distribution and returns the JSAN::Index::Distribution for the distribution that this library is of.

extract_libs to => $path

The extract_libs method will extract the libraries for a release (i.e. the contents of the lib directory> to the local filesystem.

It takes named parameters to control its behaviour.


The to parameter specifies the destination for the files to be extracted to. When passed as a single string, this is taken to be a directory on the local host.

No other destination options other than the local filesystem are available at this time, but more destination options are expected at a later date.

Returns the number of files extracted, or dies on error.

extract_tests to => $path

The extract_tests method will extract the test scripts for a release (i.e. the contents of the tests directory> to the local filesystem.

Returns the number of files extracted, or dies on error.


Bugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at

For other issues, contact the author.


Adam Kennedy <>,


JSAN::Index, JSAN::Shell,


Copyright 2005 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.