[sf-perl] Dumb Q's about CPAN submission
fred at redhotpenguin.com
Fri Mar 4 14:34:35 PST 2011
On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Greg Lindahl <greg at blekko.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to submit my first CPAN modules and I have some dumb
> questions that I haven't found answers for.
> 1) I think the process should be:
> * submit a test version (how do I indicate that? $VERSION = '1.00_1' ?)
I think the _1 version suffix is a win for when you need to do
developer releases and not have CPAN install _1 as the latest version
(or _2, etc). However for leading up to version 1.00, I prefer to do
0.01, 0.02...0.9 and then jump to 1.00 declaring that as stable. I
don't think there any CPAN indexing nits with that, but I could be
> * cpan smokers send me emails showing breakage
> * fix bugs, rinse repeat, when done, use $VERSION = '1.00' to release
> 2) I have dependencies with YAML and Test::More -- the one other
> system I tried had an older version of Test::More which doesn't
> grok 'done_testing()'.
> How do I figure out which versions to ask for? Or should I just avoid
> done_testing() in cpan modules, so as to tolerate older versions?
> Thanks! Pointers to the right FM are as welcome as direct answers...
> -- greg
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