Module::Starter - a simple starter kit for any module
Nothing in here is meant for public consumption. Use module-starter from the command line.
module-starter --module=Foo::Bar,Foo::Bat \
--author="Andy Lester" --firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the core module for Module::Starter. If you're not looking to extend or alter the behavior of this module, you probably want to look at module-starter instead.
Module::Starter is used to create a skeletal CPAN distribution, including basic builder scripts, tests, documentation, and module code. This is done through just one method, create_distro.
create_distro is the only method you should need to use from outside this module; all the other methods are called internally by this one.
This method creates orchestrates all the work; it creates distribution and populates it with the all the requires files.
It takes a hash of params, as follows:
distro => $distroname, # distribution name (defaults to first module)
modules => [ module names ], # modules to create in distro
dir => $dirname, # directory in which to build distro
builder => 'Module::Build', # defaults to ExtUtils::MakeMaker
# or specify more than one builder in an
license => $license, # type of license; defaults to 'perl'
author => $author, # author's full name (required)
email => $email, # author's email address (required)
ignores_type => $type, # ignores file type ('generic', 'cvs', 'git', 'manifest' )
verbose => $verbose, # bool: print progress messages; defaults to 0
force => $force # bool: overwrite existing files; defaults to 0
The ignores_type is a new feature that allows to create SCM-specific ignore files. These are the mappings:
ignores_type => 'generic' # default, creates 'ignore.txt'
ignores_type => 'cvs' # creates .cvsignore
ignores_type => 'git' # creates .gitignore
ignores_type => 'manifest' # creates MANIFEST.SKIP
It is also possible to provide an array ref with multiple types wanted:
ignores_type => [ 'git', 'manifest' ]
Module::Starter itself doesn't actually do anything. It must load plugins that implement create_distro and other methods. This is done by the class's import routine, which accepts a list of plugins to be loaded, in order.
For more information, refer to Module::Starter::Plugin.
Andy Lester, <petdance at cpan.org>
<petdance at cpan.org>
Ricardo Signes, <rjbs at cpan.org>
<rjbs at cpan.org>
C.J. Adams-Collier, <cjac at colliertech.org>
<cjac at colliertech.org>
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
Source code at Google Code
AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation
RT: CPAN's request tracker
Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-module-starter at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
bug-module-starter at rt.cpan.org
Copyright 2005-2009 Andy Lester, Ricardo Signes and C.J. Adams-Collier, All Rights Reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install Module::Starter, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.