# PODNAME: Alien::Build::Manual::Alien
# ABSTRACT: General alien author documentation
# VERSION

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=encoding UTF-8

=head1 NAME

Alien::Build::Manual::Alien - General alien author documentation

=head1 VERSION

version 2.48

=head1 SYNOPSIS

 perldoc Alien::Build::Manual::Alien

=head1 DESCRIPTION

The goal of the L<Alien> namespace is to provide non-CPAN dependencies (so called "Alien" dependencies) for
CPAN modules. The history and intent of this idea is documented in the documentation-only L<Alien> module.
The C<Alien-Build> distribution provides a framework for building aliens. The intent is to fix bugs and
enhance the interface of a number of common tools so that all aliens may benefit. The distribution is broken
up into these parts:

=over 4

=item The Alien Installer (configure / build-time)

L<Alien::Build> and L<alienfile> are used to detect and install aliens. They are further documented in
L<Alien::Build::Manual::AlienAuthor>.

=item The Alien Runtime (runtime)

L<Alien::Base> is the base class for aliens in the C<Alien-Build> system. Its use by Alien consumers
is documented in L<Alien::Build::Manual::AlienUser>.

=item The Plugin system (configure / build-time)

Because many packages are implemented using different tools, the detection, build and install logic
for a particular L<Alien> can vary a lot.  As such, much of L<Alien::Build> is implemented as a
series of plugins that inherit from L<Alien::Build::Plugin>.  An overview of building your own
plugins is documented in L<Alien::Build::Manual::PluginAuthor>.

=back

Additional useful documentation may be found here:

=over 4

=item FAQ

L<Alien::Build::Manual::FAQ>

=item Contributing

L<Alien::Build::Manual::Contributing>

=back

=head1 AUTHOR

Author: Graham Ollis E<lt>plicease@cpan.orgE<gt>

Contributors:

Diab Jerius (DJERIUS)

Roy Storey (KIWIROY)

Ilya Pavlov

David Mertens (run4flat)

Mark Nunberg (mordy, mnunberg)

Christian Walde (Mithaldu)

Brian Wightman (MidLifeXis)

Zaki Mughal (zmughal)

mohawk (mohawk2, ETJ)

Vikas N Kumar (vikasnkumar)

Flavio Poletti (polettix)

Salvador Fandiño (salva)

Gianni Ceccarelli (dakkar)

Pavel Shaydo (zwon, trinitum)

Kang-min Liu (劉康民, gugod)

Nicholas Shipp (nshp)

Juan Julián Merelo Guervós (JJ)

Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Petr Písař (ppisar)

Lance Wicks (LANCEW)

Ahmad Fatoum (a3f, ATHREEF)

José Joaquín Atria (JJATRIA)

Duke Leto (LETO)

Shoichi Kaji (SKAJI)

Shawn Laffan (SLAFFAN)

Paul Evans (leonerd, PEVANS)

Håkon Hægland (hakonhagland, HAKONH)

nick nauwelaerts (INPHOBIA)

=head1 COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2011-2020 by Graham Ollis.

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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