Dist::Zilla::Role::PluginBundle::Easy - something that bundles a bunch of plugins easily


version 6.030


  package Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Example;
  use Moose;
  with 'Dist::Zilla::Role::PluginBundle::Easy';

  sub configure {
    my $self = shift;



This role builds upon the PluginBundle role, adding methods to take most of the grunt work out of creating a bundle. It supplies the bundle_config method for you. In exchange, you must supply a configure method, which will store the bundle's configuration in the plugins attribute by calling add_plugins and/or add_bundle.


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.



This is the bundle name, taken from the Section passed to bundle_config.


This hashref contains the bundle's parameters (if any), taken from the Section passed to bundle_config.


This arrayref contains the configuration that will be returned by bundle_config. You normally modify this by using the add_plugins and add_bundle methods.



  $self->add_plugins('Plugin1', [ Plugin2 => \%plugin2config ])

Use this method to add plugins to your bundle.

It is passed a list of plugin specifiers, which can be one of a few things:

  • a plugin moniker (like you might provide in your config file)

  • an arrayref of: [ $moniker, $plugin_name, \%plugin_config ]

In the case of an arrayref, both $plugin_name and \%plugin_config are optional.

The plugins are added to the config in the order given.


  $self->add_bundle(BundleName => \%bundle_config)

Use this method to add all the plugins from another bundle to your bundle. If you omit %bundle_config, an empty hashref will be supplied.


  $hash_ref = $self->config_slice(arg1, { arg2 => 'plugin_arg2' })

Use this method to extract parameters from your bundle's payload so that you can pass them to a plugin or subsidiary bundle. It supports easy renaming of parameters, since a plugin may expect a parameter name that's too generic to be suitable for a bundle.

Each arg is either a key in payload, or a hashref that maps keys in payload to keys in the hash being constructed. If any specified key does not exist in payload, then it is omitted from the result.


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.