Dist::Zilla::TravisCI - Travis CI plugins for your DZIL-based distribution
[@Prereqs] [TravisYML] [Git::CommitBuild] release_branch = build/%b release_message = Release build of v%v (on %b) [@Git] allow_dirty = dist.ini allow_dirty = README allow_dirty = .travis.yml push_to = origin push_to = origin build/master:build/master
Travis CI is pure awesome! Travis is a free and open source CI platform that hooks directly into GitHub. It's extremely easy to configure, tests on every major 5.10+ Perl version, and will notify you of test results, either through email or IRC. (Yes, a bot will jump into an IRC room, tell you the results, and bounce. How cool is that?!)
If you're not familiar with CI platforms, this is your chance to get your feet wet. CI stands for Continuous Integration. This kind of testing is designed around testing your code every time you commit/push a change. In this case, this is a hook into Git via GitHub to make sure that any change you make is going to pass tests.
This is true. Travis CI has a much more profound use with languages without a deep-seated testing platform like Perl's t/* directory (and its hooks with CPAN).
However, adding Travis CI to your test platform has its benefits:
They're great! But they are also a bit too late in the process. Sure, you can fix what you find after you've found something, but you want some extra insurance that your production release is actually production ready.
Development releases on CPAN also work, but you have no idea what is on those CPAN tester platforms. Does it cover the full gamut of Perl versions, or are they just grabbing the latest? Are they all using the latest module dependencies (which may not be want you want)?
You have more control over your Travis CI platform, so you can set up the environment they way you want it. That's not to say that the massive CPAN tester army isn't a great boon for Perl, but in the fight against bugs, you want every weapon available.
Actually, it's the polar opposite of complicated. This is literally a full guide on how to make it work:
There's some extra configuration you can do: build branches, MVDT, etc. But, that's the basic setup. Easy!
Travis CI is a completely free service, and they put in a lot of hard work to make it what it is.
The project homepage is https://github.com/SineSwiper/Dist-Zilla-TravisCI/wiki.
The latest version of this module is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). Visit http://www.perl.com/CPAN/ to find a CPAN site near you, or see https://metacpan.org/module/Dist::Zilla::TravisCI/.
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: #distzilla then talk to this person for help: SineSwiper.
Please report any bugs or feature requests via https://github.com/SineSwiper/Dist-Zilla-TravisCI/issues.
Brendan Byrd <BBYRD@CPAN.org>
This software is Copyright (c) 2013 by Brendan Byrd.
This is free software, licensed under:
The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)