Alien::Box2D - Build and make available Box2D library -


Version 0.106


You can use Alien::Box2D in your module that needs to link with Box2D library like this:

    # Sample
    use Module::Build;
    use Alien::Box2D;

    my $build = Module::Build->new(
      module_name => 'Any::Box2D::Module',
      # + other params
      build_requires => {
                    'Alien::Box2D' => 0,
                    # + others modules
      configure_requires => {
                    'Alien::Box2D' => 0,
                    # + others modules
      extra_compiler_flags => Alien::Box2D->config('cflags'),
      extra_linker_flags   => Alien::Box2D->config('libs'),

NOTE: Alien::Box2D is required only for building not for using 'Any::Box2D::Module'.


Alien::Box2D during its installation downloads Box2D library source codes, builds Box2D binaries from source codes and installs necessary dev files (headers: *.h, static library: *.a) into share directory of Alien::Box2D distribution.



This function is the main public interface to this module:



Please post issues and bugs at


FROGGS, <froggs at>

KMX, <kmx at>


Please notice that the source code of Box2D library has a different license than module itself.

Alien::Box2D perl module

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.

Source code of Box2D library

Copyright (c) 2006-2010 Erin Catto

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required. 2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software. 3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.