=head1 NAME

Catalyst::Upgrading - Instructions for upgrading to the latest Catalyst

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.90121

A new C<log_stats> method has been added. This will only affect
subclasses that have a method with this name added.

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.90100

We changed the way the middleware stash works so that it no longer localizes
the PSGI env hashref.  This was done to fix bugs where people set PSGI ENV hash
keys and found them to disappear in certain cases.  It also means that now if
a sub applications sets stash variables, that stash will now bubble up to the
parent application.  This may be a breaking change for you since previous
versions of this code did not allow that.  A workaround is to explicitly delete
stash keys in your sub application before returning control to the parent

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.90097

In older versions of Catalyst one could construct a L<URI> with a fragment (such as
https://localhost/foo/bar#fragment) by using a '#' in the path or final argument, for

    $c->uri_for($action, 'foo#fragment');

This behavior was never documented and would break if using the Unicode plugin, or when
adding a query to the arguments:

    $c->uri_for($action, 'foo#fragment', +{ a=>1, b=>2});

would define a fragment like "#fragment?a=1&b=2".

When we introduced UTF-8 encoding by default in Catalyst 5.9008x this side effect behavior
was broken since we started encoding the '#' when it was part of the URI path.

In version 5.90095 and 5.90096 we attempted to fix this, but all we managed to do was break
people with URIs that included '#' as part of the path data, when it was not expected to
be a fragment delimiter.

In general L<Catalyst> prefers an explicit specification rather than relying on side effects
or domain specific mini languages.  As a result we are now defining how to set a fragment
for a URI via ->uri_for:

    $c->uri_for($action_or_path, \@captures_or_args, @args, \$query, \$fragment);

If you are relying on the previous side effect behavior your URLs will now encode the '#'
delimiter, which is going to be a breaking change for you.  You need to alter your code
to match the new specification or modify uri_for for your local case.  Patches to solve
this are very welcomed, as long as they don't break existing test cases.

B<NOTE> If you are using the string form of the first argument:


construction, we do not attempt to encode this and it will make a URL with a
fragment of 'baz'.

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.90095

The method C<last_error> in L</Catalyst> was actually returning the first error.  This has
been fixed but there is a small chance it could be a breaking issue for you.  If this gives
you trouble changing to C<shift_errors> is the easiest workaround (although that does
modify the error stack so if you are relying on that not being changed you should try something
like @{$c->errors}[-1] instead.  Since this method is relatively new and the cases when the
error stack actually has more than one error in it, we feel the exposure is very low, but bug
reports are very welcomed.

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.90090

L<Catalyst::Utils> has a new method 'inject_component' which works the same as the method of
the same name in L<CatalystX::InjectComponent>.  You should start converting any
use of the non core method in your code as future changes to Catalyst will be
synchronized to the core method first.  We reserve the right to cease support
of the non core version should we reach a point in time where it cannot be
properly supported as an external module.  Luckily this should be a trivial
search and replace.  Change all occurrences of:




and we expect everything to work the same (we'd consider it not working the same
to be a bug, and please report it.)

We also cored features from L<CatalystX::RoleApplicator> to compose a role into the
request, response and stats classes.  The main difference is that with L<CatalystX::RoleApplicator>
you did:

    package MyApp;

    use Catalyst;
    use CatalystX::RoleApplicator;

      qw/My::Request::Role Other::Request::Role/);

Whereas now we have three class attributes, 'request_class_traits', 'response_class_traits'
and 'stats_class_traits', so you use like this (note this value is an ArrayRef)

    package MyApp;

    use Catalyst;


(And the same for response_class_traits and stats_class_traits.  We left off the
traits for Engine, since that class does a lot less nowadays, and dispatcher.  If you
used those and can share a use case, we'd be likely to support them.

Lastly, we have some of the feature from L<CatalystX::ComponentsFromConfig> in
core.  This should mostly work the same way in core, except for now the
core version does not create an automatic base wrapper class for your configured
components (it requires these to be catalyst components and injects them directly.
So if you make heavy use of custom base classes in L<CatalystX::ComponentsFromConfig>
you might need a bit of work to use the core version (although there is no reason
to stop using L<CatalystX::ComponentsFromConfig> since it should continue to work
fine and we'd consider issues with it to be bugs).  Here's one way to map from
L<CatalystX::ComponentsFromConfig> to core:

In L<CatalystX::ComponentsFromConfig>:

      'Model::MyClass' => {
          class => 'MyClass',
          args => { %args },


and now in core:

      inject_components => {
        'Model::MyClass' => { from_component => 'My::Class' },
      'Model::MyClass' => {

Although the core behavior requires more code, it better separates concerns
as well as plays more into core Catalyst expectations of how configuration should

Also we added a new develop console mode only warning when you call a component
with arguments that don't expect or do anything meaningful with those args.  Its
possible if you are logging debug mode in production (please don't...) this
could add verbosity to those logs if you also happen to be calling for components
and passing pointless arguments.  We added this warning to help people not make this
error and to better understand the component resolution flow.

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.90085

In this version of Catalyst we made a small change to Chained Dispatching so
that when two or more actions all have the same path specification AND they
all have Args(0), we break the tie by choosing the last action defined, and
not the first one defined.  This was done to normalize Chaining to following
the 'longest Path wins, and when several actions match the same Path specification
we choose the last defined.' rule. Previously Args(0) was hard coded to be a special
case such that the first action defined would match (which is not the case when
Args is not zero.)

Its possible that this could be a breaking change for you, if you had used
action roles (custom or otherwise) to add additional matching rules to differentiate
between several Args(0) actions that share the same root action chain.  For
example if you have code now like this:

    sub check_default :Chained(/) CaptureArgs(0) { ... }

      sub default_get :Chained('check_default') PathPart('') Args(0) GET {

      sub default_post :Chained('check_default') PathPart('') Args(0) POST {

      sub chain_default :Chained('check_default') PathPart('') Args(0) {

The way that chaining will work previous is that when two or more equal actions can
match, the 'top' one wins.  So if the request is "GET .../check_default" BOTH
actions 'default_get' AND 'chain_default' would match.  To break the tie in
the case when Args is 0, we'd previous take the 'top' (or first defined) action.
Unfortunately this treatment of Args(0) is special case.  In all other cases
we choose the 'last defined' action to break a tie.  So this version of
Catalyst changed the dispatcher to make Args(0) no longer a special case for
breaking ties.  This means that the above code must now become:

    sub check_default :Chained(/) CaptureArgs(0) { ... }

      sub chain_default :Chained('check_default') PathPart('') Args(0) {

      sub default_get :Chained('check_default') PathPart('') Args(0) GET {

      sub default_post :Chained('check_default') PathPart('') Args(0) POST {

If we want it to work as expected (for example we we GET to match 'default_get' and
POST to match 'default_post' and any other http Method to match 'chain_default').

In other words Arg(0) and chained actions must now follow the normal rule where
in a tie the last defined action wins and you should place all your less defined
or 'catch all' actions first.

If this causes you trouble and you can't fix your code to conform, you may set the
application configuration setting "use_chained_args_0_special_case" to true and
that will revert you code to the previous behavior.

=head2 More backwards compatibility options with UTF-8 changes

In order to give better backwards compatibility with the 5.90080+ UTF-8 changes
we've added several configuration options around control of how we try to decode
your URL keywords / query parameters.


If true, then do not try to character decode any wide characters in your
request URL query or keywords.  Most readings of the relevant specifications
suggest these should be UTF-* encoded, which is the default that L<Catalyst>
will use, however if you are creating a lot of URLs manually or have external
evil clients, this might cause you trouble.  If you find the changes introduced
in Catalyst version 5.90080+ break some of your query code, you may disable
the UTF-8 decoding globally using this configuration.

This setting takes precedence over C<default_query_encoding> and


By default we decode query and keywords in your request URL using UTF-8, which
is our reading of the relevant specifications.  This setting allows one to
specify a fixed value for how to decode your query.  You might need this if
you are doing a lot of custom encoding of your URLs and not using UTF-8.

This setting take precedence over C<decode_query_using_global_encoding>.


Setting this to true will default your query decoding to whatever your
general global encoding is (the default is UTF-8).

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.90080

UTF8 encoding is now default.  For temporary backwards compatibility, if this
change is causing you trouble, you can disable it by setting the application
configuration option to undef:

    MyApp->config(encoding => undef);

But please consider this a temporary measure since it is the intention that
UTF8 is enabled going forwards and the expectation is that other ecosystem
projects will assume this as well.  At some point you application will not
correctly function without this setting.

As of 5.90084 we've added two additional configuration flags for more selective
control over some encoding changes: 'skip_body_param_unicode_decoding' and
'skip_complex_post_part_handling'.  You may use these to more selectively
disable new features while you are seeking a long term fix.  Please review

For further information, please see L<Catalyst::UTF8>

A number of projects in the wider ecosystem required minor updates to be able
to work correctly.  Here's the known list:

L<Catalyst::View::TT>, L<Catalyst::View::Mason>, L<Catalyst::View::HTML::Mason>,
L<Catalyst::View::Xslate>, L<Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst>

You will need to update to modern versions in most cases, although quite a few
of these only needed minor test case and documentation changes so you will need
to review the changelog of each one that is relevant to you to determine your
true upgrade needs.

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.90060

Starting in the v5.90059_001 development release, the regexp dispatch type is
no longer automatically included as a dependency.  If you are still using this
dispatch type, you need to add L<Catalyst::DispatchType::Regex> into your build

The standalone distribution of Regexp will be supported for the time being, but
should we find that supporting it prevents us from moving L<Catalyst> forward
in necessary ways, we reserve the right to drop that support.  It is highly
recommended that you use this last stage of deprecation to change your code.

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.90040

=head2 Catalyst::Plugin::Unicode::Encoding is now core

The previously stand alone Unicode support module L<Catalyst::Plugin::Unicode::Encoding>
has been brought into core as a default plugin.  Going forward, all you need is
to add a configuration setting for the encoding type.  For example:

    package Myapp::Web;

    use Catalyst;

    __PACKAGE__->config( encoding => 'UTF-8' );

Please note that this is different from the old stand alone plugin which applied
C<UTF-8> encoding by default (that is, if you did not set an explicit
C<encoding> configuration value, it assumed you wanted UTF-8).  In order to
preserve backwards compatibility you will need to explicitly turn it on via the
configuration setting.  THIS MIGHT CHANGE IN THE FUTURE, so please consider
starting to test your application with proper UTF-8 support and remove all those
crappy hacks you munged into the code because you didn't know the Plugin
existed :)

For people that are using the Plugin, you will note a startup warning suggesting
that you can remove it from the plugin list.  When you do so, please remember to
add the configuration setting, since you can no longer rely on the default being
UTF-8.  We'll add it for you if you continue to use the stand alone plugin and
we detect this, but this backwards compatibility shim will likely be removed in
a few releases (trying to clean up the codebase after all).

If you have trouble with any of this, please bring it to the attention of the
Catalyst maintainer group.

=head2 basic async and event loop support

This version of L<Catalyst> offers some support for using L<AnyEvent> and
L<IO::Async> event loops in your application.  These changes should work
fine for most applications however if you are already trying to perform
some streaming, minor changes in this area of the code might affect your
functionality.  Please see L<Catalyst::Response\write_fh> for more and for a
basic example.

We consider this feature experimental.  We will try not to break it, but we
reserve the right to make necessary changes to fix major issues that people
run into when the use this functionality in the wild.

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.90030

=head2 Regex dispatch type is deprecated.

The Regex dispatchtype (L<Catalyst::DispatchType::Regex>) has been deprecated.

You are encouraged to move your application to Chained dispatch (L<Catalyst::DispatchType::Chained>).

If you cannot do so, please add a dependency to Catalyst::DispatchType::Regex to your application's

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.9

The major change is that L<Plack>, a toolkit for using the L<PSGI>
specification, now replaces most of the subclasses of L<Catalyst::Engine>. If
you are using one of the standard subclasses of L<Catalyst::Engine> this
should be a straightforward upgrade for you. It was a design goal for
this release to preserve as much backwards compatibility as possible.
However, since L<Plack> is different from L<Catalyst::Engine>, it is
possible that differences exist for edge cases. Therefore, we recommend
that care be taken with this upgrade and that testing should be greater
than would be the case with a minor point update. Please inform the
Catalyst developers of any problems so that we can fix them and
incorporate tests.

It is highly recommended that you become familiar with the L<Plack> ecosystem
and documentation. Being able to take advantage of L<Plack> development and
middleware is a major bonus to this upgrade. Documentation about how to
take advantage of L<Plack::Middleware> by writing your own C<< .psgi >> file
is contained in L<Catalyst::PSGI>.

If you have created a custom subclass of L<Catalyst:Engine>, you will
need to convert it to be a subclass of L<Plack::Handler>.

If you are using the L<Plack> engine, L<Catalyst::Engine::PSGI>, this new
release supersedes that code.

If you are using a subclass of L<Catalyst::Engine> that is aimed at
nonstandard or internal/testing uses, such as
L<Catalyst::Engine::Embeddable>, you should still be able to continue
using that engine.

Advice for specific subclasses of L<Catalyst::Engine> follows:

=head2 Upgrading the FastCGI Engine

No upgrade is needed if your myapp_fastcgi.pl script is already upgraded
to use L<Catalyst::Script::FastCGI>.

=head2 Upgrading the mod_perl / Apache Engines

The engines that are built upon the various iterations of mod_perl,
L<Catalyst::Engine::Apache::MP13> (for mod_perl 1, and Apache 1.x) and
L<Catalyst::Engine::Apache2::MP20> (for mod_perl 2, and Apache 2.x),
should be seamless upgrades and will work using L<Plack::Handler::Apache1>
or L<Plack::Handler::Apache2> as required.

L<Catalyst::Engine::Apache2::MP19>, however, is no longer supported, as
Plack does not support mod_perl version 1.99. This is unlikely to be a
problem for anyone, as 1.99 was a brief beta-test release for mod_perl
2, and all users of mod_perl 1.99 are encouraged to upgrade to a
supported release of Apache 2 and mod_perl 2.

=head2 Upgrading the HTTP Engine

The default development server that comes with the L<Catalyst> distribution
should continue to work as expected with no changes as long as your C<myapp_server>
script is upgraded to use L<Catalyst::Script::HTTP>.

=head2 Upgrading the CGI Engine

If you were using L<Catalyst::Engine::CGI> there is no upgrade needed if your
myapp_cgi.pl script is already upgraded to use L<Catalyst::Script::CGI>.

=head2 Upgrading Catalyst::Engine::HTTP::Prefork

If you were using L<Catalyst::Engine::HTTP::Prefork> then L<Starman>
is automatically loaded. You should (at least) change your C<Makefile.PL>
to depend on Starman.

You can regenerate your C<myapp_server.pl> script with C<catalyst.pl>
and implement a C<MyApp::Script::Server> class that looks like this:

    package MyApp::Script::Server;
    use Moose;
    use namespace::autoclean;

    extends 'CatalystX::Script::Server::Starman';


This takes advantage of the new script system, and will add a number of
options to the standard server script as extra options are added by

More information about these options can be seen at

An alternate route to implement this functionality is to write a simple .psgi
file for your application, and then use the L<plackup> utility to start the

=head2 Upgrading the PSGI Engine

If you were using L<Catalyst::Engine::PSGI>, this new release supersedes
this engine in supporting L<Plack>. By default the Engine is now always
L<Plack>. As a result, you can remove the dependency on
L<Catalyst::Engine::PSGI> in your C<Makefile.PL>.

Applications that were using L<Catalyst::Engine::PSGI>
previously should entirely continue to work in this release with no changes.

However, if you have an C<app.psgi> script, then you no longer need to
specify the PSGI engine. Instead, the L<Catalyst> application class now
has a new method C<psgi_app> which returns a L<PSGI> compatible coderef
which you can wrap in the middleware of your choice.

Catalyst will use the .psgi for your application if it is located in the C<home>
directory of the application.

For example, if you were using L<Catalyst::Engine::PSGI> in the past, you will
have written (or generated) a C<script/myapp.psgi> file similar to this one:

    use Plack::Builder;
    use MyCatalytApp;


    builder {
        enable ... # enable your desired middleware
        sub { MyCatalystApp->run(@_) };

Instead, you now say:

    use Plack::Builder;
    use MyCatalystApp;

    builder {
        enable ... #enable your desired middleware

In the simplest case:

    my $app = sub { MyCatalystApp->run(@_) }


    my $app = MyCatalystApp->psgi_app(@_);


    my $app = sub { MyCatalystApp->psgi_app(@_) };
    # If you make ^^ this mistake, your app won't work, and will confuse the hell out of you!

You can now move C<< script/myapp.psgi >> to C<< myapp.psgi >>, and the built-in
Catalyst scripts and your test suite will start using your .psgi file.

B<NOTE:> If you rename your .psgi file without these modifications, then
any tests run via L<Catalyst::Test> will not be compatible with the new
release, and will result in the development server starting, rather than
the expected test running.

B<NOTE:> If you are directly accessing C<< $c->req->env >> to get the PSGI
environment then this accessor is moved to C<< $c->engine->env >>,
you will need to update your code.

=head2 Engines which are known to be broken

The following engines B<DO NOT> work as of Catalyst version 5.9. The
core team will be happy to work with the developers and/or users of
these engines to help them port to the new Plack/Engine system, but for
now, applications which are currently using these engines B<WILL NOT>
run without modification to the engine code.


=item Catalyst::Engine::Wx

=item Catalyst::Engine::Zeus

=item Catalyst::Engine::JobQueue::POE

=item Catalyst::Engine::XMPP2

=item Catalyst::Engine::SCGI


=head2 Engines with unknown status

The following engines are untested or have unknown compatibility.
Reports are highly encouraged:


=item Catalyst::Engine::Mojo

=item Catalyst::Engine::Server (marked as Deprecated)

=item Catalyst::Engine::HTTP::POE (marked as Deprecated)


=head2 Plack functionality

See L<Catalyst::PSGI>.

=head2 Tests in 5.9

Tests should generally work the same in Catalyst 5.9, but there are
some differences.

Previously, if using L<Catalyst::Test> and doing local requests (against
a local server), if the application threw an exception then this
exception propagated into the test.

This behavior has been removed, and now a 500 response will be returned
to the test. This change standardizes behavior, so that local test
requests behave similarly to remote requests.

=head1 Upgrading to Catalyst 5.80

Most applications and plugins should run unaltered on Catalyst 5.80.

However, a lot of refactoring work has taken place, and several changes have
been made which could cause incompatibilities. If your application or plugin
is using deprecated code, or relying on side effects, then you could have
issues upgrading to this release.

Most issues found with existing components have been easy to
solve. This document provides a complete description of behavior changes
which may cause compatibility issues, and of new Catalyst warnings which
might be unclear.

If you think you have found an upgrade-related issue which is not covered in
this document, please email the Catalyst list to discuss the problem.

=head1 Moose features

=head2 Application class roles

You can only apply method modifiers after the application's C<< ->setup >>
method has been called. This means that modifiers will not work with methods
run during the call to C<< ->setup >>.

See L<Catalyst::Manual::ExtendingCatalyst> for more information about using
L<Moose> in your applications.

=head2 Controller actions in Moose roles

You can use L<MooseX::MethodAttributes::Role> if you want to declare actions
inside Moose roles.

=head2 Using Moose in Components

The correct way to use Moose in a component in a both forward and backwards
compatible way is:

    package TestApp::Controller::Root;
    use Moose;
    BEGIN { extends 'Catalyst::Component' }; # Or ::Controller, or whatever

See L<Components which inherit from Moose::Object before Catalyst::Component>.

=head1 Known backwards compatibility breakages

=head2 Applications in a single file

Applications must be in their own file, and loaded at compile time. This
issue generally only affects the tests of CPAN distributions. Your
application will fail if you try to define an application inline in a
block, and use plugins which supply a C< new > method, then use that
application latter in tests within the same file.

This is due to the fact that Catalyst is inlining a new method on your
application class allowing it to be compatible with Moose. The method
used to do this changed in 5.80004 to avoid the possibility of reporting
an 'Unknown Error' if your application failed to compile.

=head2 Issues with Class::C3

Catalyst 5.80 uses the L<Algorithm::C3> method dispatch order. This is
built into Perl 5.10, and comes via L<Class::C3> for Perl 5.8. This
replaces L<NEXT> with L<Class::C3::Adopt::NEXT>, forcing all components
to resolve methods using C3, rather than the unpredictable dispatch
order of L<NEXT>.

This issue manifests itself by your application failing to start due to an
error message about having a non-linear @ISA.

The Catalyst plugin most often causing this is
L<Catalyst::Plugin::Session::Store::FastMmap> - if you are using this
plugin and see issues, then please upgrade your plugins, as it has been
fixed. Note that Makefile.PL in the distribution will warn about known
incompatible components.

This issue can, however, be found in your own application - the only solution is
to go through each base class of the class the error was reported against, until
you identify the ones in conflict, and resolve them.

To be able to generate a linear @ISA, the list of superclasses for each
class must be resolvable using the C3 algorithm. Unfortunately, when
superclasses are being used as mixins (to add functionality used in your class),
and with multiple inheritance, it is easy to get this wrong.

Most common is the case of:

    package Component1; # Note, this is the common case
    use base qw/Class::Accessor::Fast Class::Data::Inheritable/;

    package Component2; # Accidentally saying it this way causes a failure
    use base qw/Class::Data::Inheritable Class::Accessor::Fast/;

    package GoesBang;
    use base qw/Component1 Component2/;

Any situation like this will cause your application to fail to start.

For additional documentation about this issue, and how to resolve it, see

=head2 Components which inherit from Moose::Object before Catalyst::Component

Moose components which say:

    package TestApp::Controller::Example;
    use Moose;
    extends qw/Moose::Object Catalyst::Component/;

to use the constructor provided by Moose, while working (if you do some hacks
with the C< BUILDARGS > method), will not work with Catalyst 5.80 as
C<Catalyst::Component> inherits from C<Moose::Object>, and so C< @ISA > fails
to linearize.

The correct way to use Moose in a component in a both forward and backwards
compatible way is:

    package TestApp::Controller::Root;
    use Moose;
    BEGIN { extends 'Catalyst::Component' }; # Or ::Controller, or whatever

Note that the C< extends > declaration needs to occur in a begin block for
L<attributes> to operate correctly.

This way you do not inherit directly from C<Moose::Object>
yourself. Having components which do not inherit their constructor from
C<Catalyst::Component> is B<unsupported>, and has never been recommended,
therefore you're on your own if you're using this technique. You'll need
to detect the version of Catalyst your application is running, and deal
with it appropriately.

You also don't get the L<Moose::Object> constructor, and therefore attribute
initialization will not work as normally expected. If you want to use Moose
attributes, then they need to be made lazy to correctly initialize.

Note that this only applies if your component needs to maintain component
backwards compatibility for Catalyst versions before 5.71001 - in 5.71001
attributes work as expected, and the BUILD method is called normally
(although BUILDARGS is not).

If you depend on Catalyst 5.8, then B<all> Moose features work as expected.

You will also see this issue if you do the following:

    package TestApp::Controller::Example;
    use Moose;
    use base 'Catalyst::Controller';

as C< use base > appends to @ISA.

=head3 use Moose in MyApp

Similar to the above, this will also fail:

    package MyApp;
    use Moose;
    use Catalyst qw/

If you need to use Moose in your application class (e.g. for method modifiers
etc.) then the correct technique is:

    package MyApp;
    use Moose;
    use Catalyst;

    extends 'Catalyst';

    __PACKAGE__->config( name => 'MyApp' );

=head2 Anonymous closures installed directly into the symbol table

If you have any code which installs anonymous subroutine references directly
into the symbol table, you may encounter breakages. The simplest solution is
to use L<Sub::Name> to name the subroutine. Example:

    # Original code, likely to break:
    my $full_method_name = join('::', $package_name, $method_name);
    *$full_method_name = sub { ... };

    # Fixed Code
    use Sub::Name 'subname';
    my $full_method_name = join('::',$package_name, $method_name);
    *$full_method_name = subname $full_method_name, sub { ... };

Additionally, you can take advantage of Catalyst's use of L<Class::MOP> and
install the closure using the appropriate metaclass. Example:

    use Class::MOP;
    my $metaclass = Moose::Meta::Class->initialize($package_name);
    $metaclass->add_method($method_name => sub { ... });

=head2 Hooking into application setup

To execute code during application start-up, the following snippet in MyApp.pm
used to work:

    sub setup {
        my ($class, @args) = @_;
        ... # things to do after the actual setup

With Catalyst 5.80 this won't work anymore, because Catalyst no longer
uses NEXT.pm for method resolution. The functionality was only ever
originally operational as L<NEXT> remembers what methods have already
been called, and will not call them again.

Using this now causes infinite recursion between MyApp::setup and
Catalyst::setup, due to other backwards compatibility issues related to how
plugin setup works. Moose method modifiers like C<< before|after|around setup
=> sub { ... }; >> also will not operate correctly on the setup method.

The right way to do it is this:

    after setup_finalize => sub {
        ... # things to do after the actual setup

The setup_finalize hook was introduced as a way to avoid this issue.

=head2 Components with a new method which returns false

Previously, if you had a component which inherited from Catalyst::COMPONENT,
but overrode the new method to return false, then your class's configuration
would be blessed into a hash on your behalf, and this would be returned from
the COMPONENT method.

This behavior makes no sense, and so has been removed. Implementing your own
C< new > method in components is B<highly> discouraged. Instead, you should
inherit the new method from Catalyst::Component, and use Moose's BUILD
functionality and/or Moose attributes to perform any construction work
necessary for your class.

=head2 __PACKAGE__->mk_accessor('meta');

Won't work due to a limitation of L<Moose>. This is currently being fixed
inside Moose.

=head2 Class::Data::Inheritable side effects

Previously, writing to a class data accessor would copy the accessor method
down into your package.

This behavior has been removed. While the class data is still stored
per-class, it is stored on the metaclass of the class defining the accessor.

Therefore anything relying on the side effect of the accessor being copied down
will be broken.

The following test demonstrates the problem:

        package BaseClass;
        use base qw/Class::Data::Inheritable/;

        package Child;
        use base qw/BaseClass/;

    BaseClass->foo('base class');
    Child->foo('sub class');

    use Test::More;
    isnt(BaseClass->can('foo'), Child->can('foo'));

=head2 Extending Catalyst::Request or other classes in an ad hoc manner using mk_accessors

Previously, it was possible to add additional accessors to Catalyst::Request
(or other classes) by calling the mk_accessors class method.

This is no longer supported - users should make a subclass of the class whose
behavior they would like to change, rather than globally polluting the
Catalyst objects.

=head2 Confused multiple inheritance with Catalyst::Component::COMPONENT

Previously, Catalyst's COMPONENT method would delegate to the method on
the right hand side, which could then delegate back again with
NEXT. This is poor practice, and in addition, makes no sense with C3
method dispatch order, and is therefore no longer supported.

If a COMPONENT method is detected in the inheritance hierarchy to the right
hand side of Catalyst::Component::COMPONENT, then the following warning
message will be emitted:

    There is a COMPONENT method resolving after Catalyst::Component
    in ${next_package}.

The correct fix is to re-arrange your class's inheritance hierarchy so that the
COMPONENT method you would like to inherit is the first (left-hand most)
COMPONENT method in your @ISA.

=head2 Development server relying on environment variables

Previously, the development server would allow propagation of system
environment variables into the request environment, this has changed with the
adoption of Plack. You can use L<Plack::Middleware::ForceEnv> to achieve the
same effect.


=head2 Actions in your application class

Having actions in your application class will now emit a warning at application
startup as this is deprecated. It is highly recommended that these actions are moved
into a MyApp::Controller::Root (as demonstrated by the scaffold application
generated by catalyst.pl).

This warning, also affects tests. You should move actions in your test,
creating a myTest::Controller::Root, like the following example:

    package MyTest::Controller::Root;

    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use parent 'Catalyst::Controller';

    __PACKAGE__->config(namespace => '');

    sub action : Local {
        my ( $self, $c ) = @_;


=head2 ::[MVC]:: naming scheme

Having packages called MyApp::[MVC]::XX is deprecated and can no longer be generated
by catalyst.pl

This is still supported, but it is recommended that you rename your application
components to Model/View/Controller.

A warning will be issued at application startup if the ::[MVC]:: naming scheme is
in use.

=head2 Catalyst::Base

Any code using L<Catalyst::Base> will now emit a warning; this
module will be removed in a future release.

=head2 Methods in Catalyst::Dispatcher

The following methods in Catalyst::Dispatcher are implementation
details, which may change in the 5.8X release series, and therefore their use
is highly deprecated.


=item tree

=item dispatch_types

=item registered_dispatch_types

=item method_action_class

=item action_hash

=item container_hash


The first time one of these methods is called, a warning will be emitted:

    Class $class is calling the deprecated method Catalyst::Dispatcher::$public_method_name,
    this will be removed in Catalyst 5.9

You should B<NEVER> be calling any of these methods from application code.

Plugin authors and maintainers whose plugins currently call these methods
should change to using the public API, or, if you do not feel the public API
adequately supports your use case, please email the development list to
discuss what API features you need so that you can be appropriately supported.

=head2 Class files with names that don't correspond to the packages they define

In this version of Catalyst, if a component is loaded from disk, but no
symbols are defined in that component's name space after it is loaded, this
warning will be issued:

    require $class was successful but the package is not defined.

This is to protect against confusing bugs caused by mistyping package names,
and will become a fatal error in a future version.

Please note that 'inner packages' (via L<Devel::InnerPackage>) are still fully
supported; this warning is only issued when component file naming does not map
to B<any> of the packages defined within that component.

=head2 $c->plugin method

Calling the plugin method is deprecated, and calling it at run time is B<highly

Instead you are recommended to use L<Catalyst::Model::Adaptor> or similar to
compose the functionality you need outside of the main application name space.

Calling the plugin method will not be supported past Catalyst 5.81.