Dist::Zilla::Plugin::FakeRelease - fake plugin to test release


version 6.030


    user = CPANAUTHORID ; # optional.


This plugin is a Releaser that does nothing. It is directed to plugin authors, who may need a dumb release plugin to test their shiny plugin implementing BeforeRelease and AfterRelease.

When this plugin does the release, it will just log a message and finish.

If you set the environment variable DZIL_FAKERELEASE_FAIL to a true value, the plugin will die instead of doing nothing. This can be useful for authors wanting to test reliably that release failed.

You can optionally provide the 'user' parameter, which defaults to 'AUTHORID', which will allow things that depend on this metadata ( Sometimes provided by UploadToCPAN ) to still work. ( For example: Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Twitter )


This module should work on any version of perl still receiving updates from the Perl 5 Porters. This means it should work on any version of perl released in the last two to three years. (That is, if the most recently released version is v5.40, then this module should work on both v5.40 and v5.38.)

Although it may work on older versions of perl, no guarantee is made that the minimum required version will not be increased. The version may be increased for any reason, and there is no promise that patches will be accepted to lower the minimum required perl.


Core Dist::Zilla plugins: ConfirmRelease, UploadToCPAN.


Ricardo SIGNES 😏 <>


This software is copyright (c) 2023 by Ricardo SIGNES.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.