Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MinimumPerl - Detects the minimum version of Perl required for your dist
This document describes v1.006 of Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MinimumPerl - released October 31, 2014 as part of Dist-Zilla-Plugin-MinimumPerl.
This plugin uses Perl::MinimumVersion to automatically find the minimum version of Perl required for your dist and adds it to the prereqs.
# In your dist.ini: [MinimumPerl]
Specify a version of perl required for the dist. Please specify it in a format that Build.PL/Makefile.PL understands! If this is specified, this module will not attempt to automatically detect the minimum version of Perl.
The default is: undefined ( automatically detect it )
The plugin uses FileFinders for finding files to scan. The predefined finders are listed in "default_finders" in Dist::Zilla::Role::FileFinderUser. You can define your own with the [FileFinder::ByName] and [FileFinder::Filter] plugins.
Additionally, all files whose encoding has been specified as
bytes are omitted from consideration. (See [Encoding] for more information.)
Each prerequisite phase is configured separately:
Finds files to scan for runtime prerequisites. The default value is
:ExecFiles (see also Dist::Zilla::Plugin::ExecDir.
Finds files to scan for test prerequisites. The default value is
Finds files to scan for configure prerequisites. The default value is
Please see those modules/websites for more information related to this module.
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
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.
A modern, open-source CPAN search engine, useful to view POD in HTML format.
The default CPAN search engine, useful to view POD in HTML format.
The RT ( Request Tracker ) website is the default bug/issue tracking system for CPAN.
The AnnoCPAN is a website that allows community annotations of Perl module documentation.
The CPAN Ratings is a website that allows community ratings and reviews of Perl modules.
The CPAN Forum is a web forum for discussing Perl modules.
The CPANTS is a website that analyzes the Kwalitee ( code metrics ) of a distribution.
The CPAN Testers is a network of smokers who run automated tests on uploaded CPAN distributions.
The CPAN Testers Matrix is a website that provides a visual overview of the test results for a distribution on various Perls/platforms.
The CPAN Testers Dependencies is a website that shows a chart of the test results of all dependencies for a distribution.
You can email the author of this module at
APOCAL at cpan.org asking for help with any problems you have.
You can get live help by using IRC ( Internet Relay Chat ). If you don't know what IRC is, please read this excellent guide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat. Please be courteous and patient when talking to us, as we might be busy or sleeping! You can join those networks/channels and get help:
You can connect to the server at 'irc.perl.org' and join this channel: #perl-help then talk to this person for help: Apocalypse.
You can connect to the server at 'irc.freenode.net' and join this channel: #perl then talk to this person for help: Apocal.
You can connect to the server at 'irc.efnet.org' and join this channel: #perl then talk to this person for help: Ap0cal.
Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to
bug-dist-zilla-plugin-minimumperl at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Dist-Zilla-Plugin-MinimumPerl. You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.
The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)
This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Apocalypse.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
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