Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::RWSTAUNER - RWSTAUNER's Dist::Zilla config


version 3.200


  # dist.ini



This is an Author Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle that I use for building my dists.

This Bundle was heavily influenced by the bundles of RJBS and DAGOLDEN.


Possible options and their default values:

  auto_prereqs   = 1  ; enable AutoPrereqs
  builder        = eumm ; or 'mb' or 'both'
  disable_tests  =    ; corresponds to @TestingMania.disable
  fake_release   = 0  ; if true will use FakeRelease instead of 'releaser'
  install_command = cpanm -v -i . (passed to InstallRelease)
  is_task        = 0  ; set to true to use TaskWeaver instead of PodWeaver
  placeholder_comments = 0 ; use '# VERSION' and '# AUTHORITY' comments
  releaser       = UploadToCPAN
  skip_plugins   =    ; default empty; a regexp of plugin names to exclude
  skip_prereqs   =    ; default empty; corresponds to AutoPrereqs.skip
  weaver_config  = @Author::RWSTAUNER

The fake_release option also respects $ENV{DZIL_FAKERELEASE}.

The release option can be set to an alternate releaser plugin or to an empty string to disable adding a releaser. This can make it easier to include a plugin that requires configuration by just ignoring the default releaser and including your own normally.

NOTE: This bundle consumes Dist::Zilla::Role::PluginBundle::Config::Slicer so you can also specify attributes for any of the bundled plugins. The option should be the plugin name and the attribute separated by a dot:

  AutoPrereqs.skip = Bad::Module

Note that this is different than

  skip = Bad::Module

which will load the plugin a second time. The first example actually alters the plugin configuration as it is included by the Bundle.

See "CONFIGURATION SYNTAX" in Config::MVP::Slicer for more information.

If your situation is more complicated you can use the skip_plugins attribute to have the Bundle ignore that plugin and then you can add it yourself:

  directory = one-dir
  directory = another-dir
  skip_plugins = MetaNoIndex


This bundle is roughly equivalent to:

  [Git::NextVersion]      ; autoincrement version from last tag

  ; choose files to include (dzil core [@Basic])
  [GatherDir]             ; everything under top dir
  [PruneCruft]            ; default stuff to skip
  [ManifestSkip]          ; custom stuff to skip
  ; use PruneFiles to specifically remove ^(dist.ini)$
  ; use PruneFiles to specifically remove ^(README.pod)$ (just for github)

  ; munge files
  [Authority]             ; inject $AUTHORITY into modules
  do_metadata = 1         ; default
  [NextRelease]           ; simplify maintenance of Changes file
  ; use W3CDTF format for release timestamps (for unambiguous dates)
  time_zone = UTC
  format    = %-9v %{yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss'Z'}d
  [PkgVersion]            ; inject $VERSION (use OurPkgVersion if 'placeholder_comments')
  [Prepender]             ; add header to source code files

  [PodWeaver]             ; munge POD in all modules
  config_plugin = @Author::RWSTAUNER
  ; 'weaver_config' can be set to an alternate Bundle
  ; set 'is_task = 1' to use TaskWeaver instead

  ; generate files
  [License]               ; generate distribution files (dzil core [@Basic])

  ; metadata
  [Bugtracker]            ; include bugtracker URL and email address (uses RT)
  [Repository]            ; determine git information (if -e ".git")
  [GithubMeta]            ; overrides [Repository] if repository is on github

  ; disable with 'auto_prereqs = 0'

  [MetaNoIndex]           ; encourage CPAN not to index:
  directory = corpus
  directory = examples
  directory = inc
  directory = share
  directory = t
  directory = xt
  namespace = Local
  namespace = t::lib
  package   = DB

  [MetaProvides::Package] ; describe packages included in the dist
  meta_noindex = 1        ; ignore things excluded by above MetaNoIndex

  [MinimumPerl]           ; automatically determine Perl version required

  [MetaConfig]            ; include Dist::Zilla info in distmeta (dzil core)
  [MetaYAML]              ; include META.yml (v1.4) (dzil core [@Basic])
  [MetaJSON]              ; include META.json (v2) (more info than META.yml)

  [Prereqs / TestRequires]
  Test::More = 0.96       ; require recent Test::More (including subtests)

  [ExtraTests]            ; build system (dzil core [@Basic])
  [ExecDir]               ; include 'bin/*' as executables
  [ShareDir]              ; include 'share/' for File::ShareDir

  [MakeMaker]             ; create Makefile.PL (if builder == 'eumm' (default))
  ; [ModuleBuild]         ; create Build.PL (if builder == 'mb')
  ; [DualBuilders]        ; only require one of the above two (prefer 'build') (if both)

  ; generate t/ and xt/ tests
  [ReportVersions::Tiny]  ; show module versions used in test reports
  [@TestingMania]         ; Lots of dist tests
  [Test::PodSpelling]     ; spell check POD (if installed)

  [Manifest]              ; build MANIFEST file (dzil core [@Basic])

  ; actions for releasing the distribution (dzil core [@Basic])
  [TestRelease]           ; run tests before releasing
  [ConfirmRelease]        ; are you sure?
  ; see CONFIGURATION for alternate Release plugin configuration options

  [@Git]                  ; use Git bundle to commit/tag/push after releasing
  [InstallRelease]        ; install the new dist (using 'install_command')




You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

  perldoc Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::RWSTAUNER


The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to bug-dist-zilla-pluginbundle-author-rwstauner at, or through the web interface at You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

  git clone


Randy Stauner <>


This software is copyright (c) 2010 by Randy Stauner.

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