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NAME ^

Perl::Dist - Perl Distribution Creation Toolkit

DESCRIPTION ^

The Perl::Dist namespace encompasses creation of pre-packaged, binary distributions of Perl, primarily as executable installers for Win32.

Packages in this namespace include both "builders" and "distributions".

Builder packages automate the generation of distributions.

Distribution packages contain configuration files for a particular builder, extra files to be bundled with the pre-packaged binary, and documentation.

Distribution namespaces are also recommended to consolidate bug reporting using http://rt.cpan.org/.

Distribution packages should not contain the pre-packaged install files themselves.

BUILDERS

At the present time the primarily builder module is Perl::Dist::Inno.

DISTRIBUTIONS

Currently available distributions include:

ROADMAP ^

Perl::Dist::Inno, based on Inno Setup, is working well, but has a limited lifespace, as it is not capable of produces Windows native .msi installer files.

Ultimately this means that Perl::Dist will see the additional of an alternative module based on Nullsoft or Wix that allows the creation of .msi files (a major feature for corporate users).

Various other features are able to be implemented within the Inno Setup feature set, and include:

SUPPORT ^

Bugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at

http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Perl-Dist

AUTHORS ^

Adam Kennedy <adamk@cpan.org>

David A. Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2007 - 2009 Adam Kennedy.

Copyright 2006 David A. Golden.

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

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.

SEE ALSO ^

Perl::Dist, Perl::Dist::Vanilla, Perl::Dist::Strawberry, http://win32.perl.org/, http://vanillaperl.com/, irc://irc.perl.org/#win32, http://ali.as/, http://dagolden.com/

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