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GARU SHARYANTO PERLANCAR SCHWIGON TAPPER

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Barbie
and 3 contributors

NAME

Devel::Platform::Info - Unified framework for obtaining common platform metadata

SYNOPSIS

  use Devel::Platform::Info;
  my $info = Devel::Platform::Info->new();
  my $data = $info->get_info();

DESCRIPTION

This module is a wrapper to the drivers which can determine platform metadata regarding the currently running operating system.

The intention of this distribution is to provide key identifying components regarding the platform currently being used, for the CPAN Testers test reports. Currently the reports do not often contain enough information to help authors understand specific failures, where the platform may be a factor.

However, it is hoped that this distribution will find more uses far beyond the usage for CPAN Testers.

INTERFACE

The Constructor

  • new

    Simply constructs the object.

Methods

  • get_info

    Returns a hash reference to the platform metadata.

    Returns at least the following keys:

      source
      archname
      osname
      osvers
      oslabel
      is32bit
      is64bit
      osflag

    Note that the 'source' key returns the commands and output used to obtain the metadata for possible future use.

    Further keys may be available to provide additional information if applicable to the specific operating system.

REFERENCES

The following links were used to understand how to retrieve the metadata:

  * http://alma.ch/perl/perloses.htm

BUGS, PATCHES & FIXES

There are no known bugs at the time of this release. However, if you spot a bug or are experiencing difficulties, that is not explained within the POD documentation, please send bug reports and patches to the RT Queue (see below).

RT Queue: http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Devel-Platform-Info

AUTHORS

  Barbie (BARBIE) <barbie@cpan.org>
  Brian McCauley (NOBULL) <nobull67@gmail.com>
  Colin Newell (NEWELL) <newellc@cpan.org>
  Jon 'JJ' Allen (JONALLEN) <jj@jonallen.info>

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

  Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Birmingham Perl Mongers

  This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
  modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.