VERSIONThis document describes version 4.09 of Dist::Zilla::Plugin::TemplateCJM, released June 4, 2012 as part of Dist-Zilla-Plugins-CJM version 4.09.
SYNOPSISIn your dist.ini:
changelog = Changes ; this is the default
changes = 1 ; this is the default
file = README ; this is the default
report_versions = 1 ; this is the default
DESCRIPTIONThis plugin is the successor to Module::Build::DistVersion. It performs the following actions:
- It opens the Changes file, and finds the first version listed. The line must begin with the version number, and everything after the version number is considered to be the release date. The version number from Changes must match Dist::Zilla's idea of the distribution version, or the process stops here with an error.
It processes each template file with Text::Template. Template files
are specified with the "file" attribute. Any number of
templates may be present.
Each template may use the following variables:
The changes in the current release. This is a string containing all
lines in Changes following the version/release date line up to (but
not including) the next line that begins with a non-whitespace
character (or end-of-file). The string does not end with a newline
(since version 0.08).
You can include the changes from more than one release by setting the ``changes'' in "changes" attribute. This is useful when you make a major release immediately followed by a bugfix release.
- The release date as it appeared in Changes.
- The name of the distribution.
- The hash of metadata that will be stored in META.yml.
- The TemplateCJM object that is processing the template.
- The distribution's version number. (Also available as $dist_version.)
- The Dist::Zilla object that is creating the distribution.
For each module to be installed, it processes each POD section and
each comment that starts at the beginning of a line through
Each section may use the same variables as step 2, plus the following:
- The name of the module being processed (i.e., its package).
- A Module::Metadata object containing information about the module. (Note that the filename in $pm_info will not be correct.)
- The module's version number. This may be different than the distribution's version, which is available as $dist_version.
It also peforms a BeforeRelease check to ensure that the release date in the changelog is not a single uppercase word. (I set the date to NOT until I'm ready to release.)
changelogThis is the name of the Changes file. It defaults to Changes.
changelog_reThis is the regex used to extract the version and release date from the Changes file. It defaults to "(\d[\d._]*)\s+(.+)" (i.e. version number at beginning of the line, followed by whitespace, and everything after that is the release date). It it automatically anchored at the beginning of the line. Note: your version lines must not begin with whitespace. All other lines must begin with whitespace.
changesThis is the number of releases to include in the $changes variable passed to templates. It defaults to 1 (meaning only changes in the current release). This is useful when you make a major release immediately followed by a bugfix release.
fileThis is the name of a file to process with Text::Template in step 2. The "file" attribute may be listed any number of times. If you don't list any "file"s, it defaults to README. If you do specify any "file"s, then README is not processed unless explicitly specified.
finderThis FileFinder provides the list of files that are processed in step 3. The default is ":InstallModules". The "finder" attribute may be listed any number of times.
report_versionsIf true (the default), report the version of each module processed.
$t->build_instructions( [$prefix] )
A template can use this method to add build instructions for the distribution (normally used in README). $prefix is prepended to each line, and defaults to a single TAB.
It returns either
perl Build.PL ./Build ./Build test ./Build install
perl Makefile.PL make make test make install
depending on whether your distribution includes a Build.PL. The string will NOT end with a newline.
It throws an error if neither Build.PL nor Makefile.PL is found.
A template can use this method to add a link to the documentation of a required module. It returns either
L<Foo::Bar> (VERSION or later)
depending on whether VERSION is non-zero. (It determines VERSION by checking "requires" and "recommends" in your prerequisites.)
A template can use this method to add a list of required modules. It returns a string like:
Package Minimum Version ---------------------- --------------- perl 5.8.0 List::Util Moose 0.90
If "perl" is one of he dependencies, it is listed first. All other dependencies are listed in ASCIIbetical order. The string will NOT end with a newline.
If there are no dependencies, the string "None." will be returned.
DEPENDENCIESTemplateCJM requires Dist::Zilla (4.300009 or later) and Text::Template. I also recommend applying Template_strict.patch to Text::Template. This will add support for the STRICT option, which will help catch errors in your templates.
BUGS AND LIMITATIONSNo bugs have been reported.
AUTHORChristopher J. Madsen "<perl AT cjmweb.net>"
Please report any bugs or feature requests to "<bug-Dist-Zilla-Plugins-CJM AT rt.cpan.org>" or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Dist-Zilla-Plugins-CJM <http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Dist-Zilla-Plugins-CJM>.
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