Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::OLIVER - Dists like OLIVER's


version 1.122720


This is the plugin bundle that OLIVER uses. It is equivalent to:

 -bundle = @Basic
 -remove = Readme

 filenames = dist.ini
 branch =
 release_branch = master
 message = <changelog section content>
 commit_msg = Bumped changelog following rel. v%v 


The intention is to have a sane layout and at the same time supporting CPAN upload.

Development take place on a devel branch at GitHub and then releases are committed to the master branch which is the default for user access. Commit messages to the master are the content of the latest section in the Changes file.

Use of the Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MetaResourcesFromGit plugin creates links at CPAN which point to the GitHub pages (the wiki page is used as the default Homepage).

A minor customization to the Pod::Weaver plugin restricts POD munging only to those files containing an ABSTRACT statement.


If you provide the no_cpan option with a true value to the bundle, or set the environment variable NO_CPAN to a true value, then the upload to CPAN will be suppressed.

If you provide a value to the major_version option then it will be passed to the AutoVersion Plugin as the major attribute.

If you provide a value to the skip_deps option then it will be passed to the AutoPrereqs Plugin as the skip attribute.

If you provide a value to the skip_files option then it will be passed to the PruneFiles Plugin as the match attribute.

If you provide one or more instaces of the skip_plugin option, then the values will be removed from the list of plugins imported from the @Basic Plugin Bundle.


Do not include a NAME, VERSION, AUTHOR or LICENSE POD section in your code, they will be provided automatically. However please do include an abstract for documented libraries via a comment like so:

 # ABSTRACT: here is my abstract statement

The bundle is desgined for projects which are hosted on github. More so, the project should have a master branch which is where the built code is committed, and a separate branch where you do code development. The module author uses a devel branch for this purpose. On github you can then leave the master branch as the default branch for web browsing.


Oliver Gorwits <>


This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Oliver Gorwits.

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