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Karen Etheridge 🐾 🌋
and 2 contributors


Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::ETHER - A plugin bundle for distributions built by ETHER


version 0.053


In your dist.ini:



This is a Dist::Zilla plugin bundle. It is approximately equivalent to the following dist.ini (following the preamble):

    ;;; VersionProvider
    version_regexp = ^v([\d._]+)(-TRIAL)?$

    ;;; BeforeBuild
    [PromptIfStale / build]
    phase = build
    module = Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Author::ETHER
    [PromptIfStale / release]
    phase = release
    check_all_plugins = 1
    check_all_prereqs = 1

    ;;; ExecFiles, ShareDir
    dir = script


    ;;; Finders
    [FileFinder::ByName / Examples]
    dir = examples

    ;;; Gather Files
    :version = 2.016
    exclude_filename = README.md
    exclude_filename = LICENSE
    exclude_filename = CONTRIBUTING

    -dist = Dist-Zilla-PluginBundle-Author-ETHER
    -filename = CONTRIBUTING

    :version = 2.036
    bail_out_on_fail = 1
    xt_mode = 1
    script_finder = :ExecFiles
    script_finder = Examples

    script_finder = :ExecFiles
    script_finder = Examples

    is_strict = 1
    :version = 0.008
    :version = 2.000003
    max_target_perl = 5.008001
    ;[Test::Pod::LinkCheck]     many outstanding bugs
    verify_prereqs = 1

    ;;; Munge Files
    :version = 5.010
    die_on_existing_version = 1
    die_on_line_insertion = 1
    authority = cpan:ETHER

    [PodWeaver] (or [SurgicalPodWeaver])
    :version = 4.005
    replacer = replace_with_comment
    post_code_replacer = replace_with_nothing

    :version = 4.300018
    time_zone = UTC
    format = %-8v  %{uyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss'Z'}d%{ (TRIAL RELEASE)}T
    type = markdown
    filename = README.md
    location = build

    ;;; MetaData
    [GithubMeta]    ; (if server = 'github' or omitted)
    bugtracker.rt = 1
    ; (plus repository.* = 1 if server = 'gitmo' or 'p5sagit')

    ; (Authority)

    directory = t
    directory = xt
    directory = examples

    meta_noindex = 1
    :version = 1.15000002
    finder = :InstallModules


    ;;; Register Prereqs

    [Prereqs / installer_requirements]
    -phase = develop
    -relationship = requires
    Dist::Zilla = <version used to built the pluginbundle>
    Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::ETHER = <version specified in dist.ini>

    [Prereqs / pluginbundle_version]
    -phase = develop
    -relationship = recommends
    Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::ETHER = <current installed version>

    ;;; Test Runner
    # <specified installer(s)>

    ;;; Install Tool
    <specified installer(s)>

    ;;; After Build

    run => if [ `dirname %d` != .build ]; then test -e .ackrc && grep -q -- '--ignore-dir=%d' .ackrc || echo '--ignore-dir=%d' >> .ackrc; fi

    ;;; Before Release
    [Git::Check / initial check]
    allow_dirty =


    :version = 0.004
    release_branch = master

    branch = master
    remote_branch = master

    [Git::Check / after tests]
    allow_dirty =

    ;;; Releaser

    ;;; AfterRelease
    filename = README.md
    filename = LICENSE
    filename = CONTRIBUTING

    :version = 2.020
    add_files_in = .
    allow_dirty = Changes
    allow_dirty = README.md
    allow_dirty = LICENSE
    allow_dirty = CONTRIBUTING
    commit_msg = %N-%v%t%n%n%c

    tag_format = v%v%t
    tag_message = v%v%t

    [GitHub::Update]    ; (if server = 'github' or omitted)
    metacpan = 1


    install_command = cpanm .

    ; listed late, to allow all other plugins which do BeforeRelease checks to run first.

    ; listed last, to be sure we run at the very end of each phase
    [VerifyPhases / PHASE VERIFICATION]

The distribution's code is assumed to be hosted at github; RT is used as the issue tracker. The home page in the metadata points to github, while the home page on github is updated on release to point to metacpan. The version and other metadata is derived directly from the local git repository.



Use V=<version> in the shell to override the version of the distribution being built; otherwise the version is incremented from the last git tag.

pod coverage

Subs can be considered "covered" for pod coverage tests by adding a directive to pod, as described in Pod::Coverage::TrustPod:

    =for Pod::Coverage foo bar baz

spelling stopwords

Stopwords for spelling tests can be added by adding a directive to pod (as many as you'd like), as described in "ADDING STOPWORDS" in Pod::Spell:

    =for stopwords foo bar baz


The installer back-end(s) to use (can be specified more than once); defaults to ModuleBuildTiny and MakeMaker::Fallback (which generates a Build.PL for normal use, and Makefile.PL as a fallback, containing an upgrade warning).

You can select other backends (by plugin name, without the []), with the installer option, or 'none' if you are supplying your own, as a separate plugin.

Encouraged choices are:

    installer = ModuleBuildTiny
    installer = MakeMaker
    installer = =inc::Foo (if no configs are needed for this plugin)
    installer = none (if you are including your own later on, with configs)


If provided, must be one of:

  • github

    (default) metadata and release plugins are tailored to github.

  • gitmo

    metadata and release plugins are tailored to gitmo@git.moose.perl.org.

  • p5sagit

    metadata and release plugins are tailored to p5sagit@git.shadowcat.co.uk.

  • catagits

    metadata and release plugins are tailored to catagits@git.shadowcat.co.uk.

  • none

    no special configuration of metadata (relating to repositories etc) is done -- you'll need to provide this yourself.


A boolean option, that when set, removes the use of all plugins that use the network (generally for comparing metadata against PAUSE, and querying the remote git server), as well as blocking the use of the release command. Defaults to false.


A file, to be present in the build, which is copied back to the source repository at release time and committed to git. Can be repeated more than once. Defaults to: README.md, LICENSE, CONTRIBUTING.


A boolean option, that when set, uses [SurgicalPodWeaver] instead of [PodWeaver], but with all the same options. Defaults to false.

other customizations

This bundle makes use of Dist::Zilla::Role::PluginBundle::PluginRemover and Dist::Zilla::Role::PluginBundle::Config::Slicer to allow further customization. Plugins are not loaded until they are actually needed, so it is possible to --force-install this plugin bundle and -remove some plugins that do not install or are otherwise problematic.


This distribution follows best practices for author-oriented plugin bundles; for more information, see KENTNL's distribution.


Bugs may be submitted through the RT bug tracker (or bug-Dist-Zilla-PluginBundle-Author-ETHER@rt.cpan.org). I am also usually active on irc, as 'ether' at irc.perl.org.


Karen Etheridge <ether@cpan.org>


This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Karen Etheridge.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.


  • Randy Stauner <randy@magnificent-tears.com>

  • Sergey Romanov <complefor@rambler.ru>