Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::BAREFOOT - Dist::Zilla configuration the way BAREFOOT does it


This document describes version 0.06 of Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::BAREFOOT.


   # in dist.ini


This is a Dist::Zilla PluginBundle. It is roughly equivalent to the following dist.ini:

        ; version provider
        ; hopefully soemething here soon
        ; choose files to include
        [GatherDir]                                                     ; everything under top dir
        exclude_filename = README.pod           ; skip this generated file
        exclude_filename = META.json            ; skip this generated file
        ;[PruneCruft]                                           ; default stuff to skip
        ;[ManifestSkip]                                         ; if -f MANIFEST.SKIP, skip those, too
        ; this should probably be moved to metadata section
        [AutoPrereqs]                                           ; find prereqs from code
        skip = ^t::lib
        ; file modifications
        [OurPkgVersion]                                         ; add $VERSION = ... to all files
        ;[InsertCopyright                                       ; add copyright at "# COPYRIGHT"
        [PodWeaver]                                                     ; generate Pod
        config_plugin = @BAREFOOT                       ; allows Pod::WikiDoc and a few other bits and bobs
        ; generated files
        [License]                                                       ; boilerplate license
        [ReadmeAnyFromPod]                                      ; create README.pod in repo directory
        type = pod
        filename = README.pod
        location = root
        ; should this be in metadata section?
        web =
        ; xt tests
        ;[Test::PodSpelling]                                    ; xt/author/pod-spell.t
        ;[MetaTests]                                                    ; xt/release/meta-yaml.t
        ;[PodSyntaxTests]                                       ; xt/release/pod-syntax.t
        ;[PodCoverageTests]                                     ; xt/release/pod-coverage.t
        ;[Test::Version]                                                ; xt/release/test-version.t
        ; metadata
        ;[MinimumPerl]                                          ; determine minimum perl version
        remote = origin
        ;[MetaYAML]                                                     ; generate META.yml (v1.4)
        [MetaJSON]                                                      ; generate META.json (v2)
        ;[MetaNoIndex]                                          ; sets 'no_index' in META
        ;directory = t
        ;directory = xt
        ;directory = examples
        ;directory = corpus
        ;package = DB                                           ; just in case
        ; can't get this one to work right ATM
        ; [MetaProvides::Package]                       ; add 'provides' to META files
        ; meta_noindex = 1                                      ; respect prior no_index directives
        [MetaProvides::Class]                           ; add 'provides' to META files for classes
        inherit_version = 1                             ; use version from dist.ini
        ; build system
        [ExecDir]                                                       ; include 'bin/*' as executables
        [ShareDir]                                                      ; include 'share/' for File::ShareDir
        [MakeMaker]                                                     ; create Makefile.PL
        ; manifest (after all generated files)
        [Manifest]                                                      ; create MANIFEST
        ; before release
        [Git::Check]                                            ; ensure all files checked in
        allow_dirty = dist.ini
        allow_dirty = Changes
        allow_dirty = README.pod                        ; ignore this generated file
        allow_dirty = META.json                         ; ignore this generated file
        ;[CheckPrereqsIndexed]                          ; ensure prereqs are on CPAN
        [CheckVersionIncrement]                         ; ensure version has been bumped
        [CheckChangesHasContent]                        ; ensure Changes has been updated
        ;[CheckExtraTests]                                      ; ensure xt/ tests pass
        [TestRelease]                                           ; ensure t/ tests pass
        [ConfirmRelease]                                        ; prompt before uploading
        ; releaser
        [UploadToCPAN]                                          ; uploads to CPAN
        ; after release
        [Git::Tag]                                                      ; tag repo with custom tag
        tag_format = v%v                                        ; this one is overridable
        tag_message = version %v for CPAN       ; this one isn't
        ; NextRelease acts *during* pre-release to write $VERSION and
        ; timestamp to Changes and  *after* release to add a new {{$NEXT}}
        ; section, so to act at the right time after release, it must come
        ; after UploadToCPAN but before Git::Commit in the dist.ini.  It
        ; will still act during pre-release as usual.
        [Git::Commit]                                           ; commit Changes (for new dev)
        [Git::Push]                                                     ; push repo to remote
        push_to = origin


To use this PluginBundle, just add it to your dist.ini. You can provide the following options:

  • auto_prereq -- This indicates whether AutoPrereq should be used or not. Default is 1.

  • tag_format -- Given to Git::Tag. Default is 'v%v'.

  • version_regexp -- Given to Git::NextVersion. Default is '^v(.+)$'.

  • git_remote -- Given to Git::Push _in addition to_ origin; given to GithubMeta _instead of_ origin.

  • fake_release -- Swaps FakeRelease for UploadToCPAN. Mostly useful for testing a dist.ini without risking a real release.

  • stopwords -- Add stopword for Test::PodSpelling (can be repeated).

  • no_spellcheck -- Omit Test::PodSpelling tests.

  • repository_link -- Override the Pod::Weaver Support section default (which is "both").


If you want to make sure you have all the necessary prereqs, try this (from the dir you checked out the distro into):

        perl -lne 'print $1 if /Dependencies/../VERSION/ and /use\s+(\S+)/' lib/*/*/PluginBundle/ | cpanm -n




You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

  perldoc Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::BAREFOOT

Bugs / Feature Requests

                This module is on GitHub.  Feel free to fork and submit patches.  Please note that I develop
                via TDD (Test-Driven Development), so a patch that includes a failing test is much more
                likely to get accepted (or least likely to get accepted more quickly).

                If you just want to report a problem or suggest a feature, that's okay too.  You can create
                an issue on GitHub here: L<>.

Source Code


  git clone


Buddy Burden <>


This software is Copyright (c) 2016 by Buddy Burden.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)