Announcing Module::Build 0.3800

I'm pleased to announce the release of Module::Build 0.3800, available on a CPAN Mirror near you.

The major enhancement since the 0.36XX series is support for CPAN Meta Spec version 2 files (MYMETA.json and META.json). Also, if you haven't kept up with Module::Build, the 0.3607 release was nearly a year ago and there have been over 20 development releases, mostly fixing various bugs. Here is an excerpt from the last year of Changes:

0.3800 - Sat Mar  5 15:11:41 EST 2011

  Summary of major changes since 0.3624:

    [ENHANCEMENTS]

    - Generates META.json and MYMETA.json consistent with version 2 of the
      CPAN Meta Spec. [David Golden]

  Also in this release:

  [BUG FIXES]

  - Autogenerated documentation no longer includes private actions from
    Module::Build's own release subclass. [Report by Timothy Appnel,
    fix by David Golden]

0.37_06 - Mon Feb 28 21:43:31 EST 2011

  [BUG FIXES]

  - prerequisites with the empty string instead of a version are
    normalized to "0".  (RT#65909)

  [OTHER]

  - More Pod typo/link fixes [Hongwen Qiu]

0.37_05 - Sat Feb 19 20:43:23 EST 2011

  [BUG FIXES]

  - fixes failing ppm.t in perl core

  [OTHER]

  - Pod typo fixes [Hongwen Qiu]

0.37_04 - Wed Feb 16 15:27:21 EST 2011

  [OTHER]

  - moved scripts/ to bin/ for less confusing porting to bleadperl

0.37_03 - Wed Feb 16 09:54:05 EST 2011

  [BUG FIXES]

  - removed an irrelevant test in t/actions/installdeps.t that was causing
    failures on some Cygwin platforms

  [OTHER]

  - dropped configure_requires as some CPAN clients apparently get
    confused by having things in both configure_requires and requires

  - bumped Parse::CPAN::Meta build prereq to 1.4401

  - bumped CPAN::Meta prereq to 2.110420

  - Pod typo fixes [Hongwen Qiu]

0.37_02 - Mon Feb  7 21:05:30 EST 2011

  [BUG FIXES]

  - bumped CPAN::Meta prereq to 2.110390 to avoid a regression in 2.110360

0.37_01 - Thu Feb  3 03:44:38 EST 2011

  [ENHANCEMENTS]

  - Generates META.json and MYMETA.json consistent with version 2 of the
    CPAN Meta Spec. [David Golden]

  [BUG FIXES]

  - t/signature.t now uses a mocked Module::Signature; this should be
    more robust across platforms as it only needs to confirm that
    Module::Build is calling Module::Signature when expected

  [OTHER]

  - Added CPAN::Meta and Parse::CPAN::Meta to prerequisites and dropped
    CPAN::Meta::YAML

0.3624 - Thu Jan 27 11:38:39 EST 2011

  - Fixed pod2html directory bugs and fixed creation of spurious blib
    directory in core perl directory when running install.t (RT#63003)
    [Chris Williams]

0.3623 - Wed Jan 26 17:45:30 EST 2011

  - Fixed bugs involving bootstrapping configure_requires prerequisites
    on older CPANPLUS clients or for either CPAN/CPANPLUS when using
    the compatibility Makefile.PL

  - Added diagnostic output when configure_requires are missing for
    the benefit of users doing manual installation

0.3622 - Mon Jan 24 21:06:50 EST 2011

  - No changes from 0.36_21

0.36_21 - Fri Jan 21 11:01:28 EST 2011

  - Changed YAML::Tiny references to the new CPAN::Meta::YAML module
    instead, which is the YAML-variant that is going into the Perl core

0.36_20 - Fri Dec 10 15:36:03 EST 2010

  *** DEPRECATIONS ***

  - Module::Build::Version has been deprecated.  Module::Build now depends
    directly upon version.pm.  A pure-perl version has been bundled in inc/
    solely for bootstrapping in case configure_requires is not supported.
    M::B::Version remains as a wrapper around version.pm.

  - Module::Build::ModuleInfo has been deprecated.  Module::Build now
    depends directly upon Module::Metadata (which is an extraction of
    M::B::ModuleInfo intended for general reuse).  A pure-perl version has
    been bundled in inc/ solely for bootstrapping in case
    configure_requires is not supported. M::B::ModuleInfo remains as a
    wrapper around Module::Metadata.

  - Module::Build::YAML has been deprecated.  Module::Build now depends
    directly upon YAML::Tiny.  M::B::YAML remains as a subclass wrapper.
    The YAML_support feature has been removed, as YAML is now an ordinary
    dependency.

0.36_19 - Tue Dec  7 13:43:42 EST 2010

  Bug fixes:

  - Perl::OSType is declared as a 'configure_requires' dependency, but is
    also bundled in inc (and loaded if needed) [David Golden]

0.36_18 - Mon Dec  6 16:46:49 EST 2010

  Changes:

  - Added dependency on Perl::OSType to refactor and centralize
    management of OS type mapping [David Golden]

  - When parsing a version number out of a file, any trailing alphabetical
    characters will be dropped to avoid fatal errors when comparing version
    numbers.  These would have been dropped (with a warning) anyway during
    an ordinary numeric comparison. (RT#56071) [David Golden]

  Bug fixes:

  - A Perl interpreter mismatch between running Build.PL and running Build
    is now a fatal error, not a warning (RT#55183) [David Golden]

  - Bundled Module::Build::Version updated to bring into sync with CPAN
    version.pm 0.86 [David Golden]

  - No longer uses fake user 'foo' in t/tilde (RT#61793) [David Golden]

  - Won't fail tests if an ancient Tie::IxHash is installed
    [Christopher J. Madsen]

  - Correctly report missing metafile field names [David Golden]

  - Suppress uninitialized value errors during Pod creation
    on ActiveState Perl [David Golden]

  - Return to starting directory after install action; this is
    an attempt to fix an install.t heisenbug (RT#63003) [David Golden]

  - A broken version.pm load won't cause Module::Build::Version to
    die trying to install itself as a mock version (RT#59499)
    [Eric Wilhelm and David Golden]

  - PERL_DL_NONLAZY is now always set when tests are run
    (RT#56055) [Dmitry Karasik]

  - 'fakeinstall' will use .modulebuildrc actions for 'install' if
    no specific 'fakeinstall' options are provided (RT#57279)
    [David Golden]

  - Add install*script to search path for installdeps client
    and search site, then vendor, then core paths

  - Skip noexec tmpdir check on Windows (RT#55667) [Jan Dubois]

  - Arguments with key value pairs may now have keys with "-" in them
    (RT#53050) [David Golden]

  - Add quotemeta to t/tilde.t test to fix Cygwin fails
    [Chris Williams and David Golden]

  - Build script now checks that M::B is at least the same version
    of M::B as provided in 'configure_requires' in META
    (RT#54954) [David Golden]

0.36_17 - Wed Oct 27 18:08:36 EDT 2010

  Enhancements:

  - Added 'distinstall' action to run 'Build install' inside the
    generated distribution directory [Jeff Thalhammer]

0.36_16 - Thu Aug 26 12:44:07 EDT 2010

  Bug fixes:

  - Better error message in case package declaration is not found
    when searching for version. [Alexandr Ciornii]

  - Skips 'release_status' tests on perl < 5.8.1 due to buggy
    treatment of dotted-decimal version numbers [David Golden]

0.36_15 - Wed Aug 25 10:41:28 EDT 2010

  Bug fixes:

  - Added a mock Software::License to prevent t/properties/license.t
    from failing.

0.36_14 - Sun Aug 22 22:56:50 EDT 2010

  Enhancements:

  - Adds 'release_status' and 'dist_suffix' properties in preparation
    for adding CPAN Meta Spec 2 support.  'dist_suffix' will be set
    to 'TRIAL' automatically when necessary. [David Golden]

  - Makes 'license' more liberal.  You can now specify either a license
    key from the approved list (c.f. Module::Build::API) or just a
    Software::License subclass name (e.g. 'Perl_5').  This should
    provide better support for custom or proprietary licenses.
    [David Golden]

0.36_13 - Wed Jul 28 22:40:25 EDT 2010

 Bug-fixes:

 - Bundled Module::Build::Version updated to bring into sync with CPAN
   version.pm 0.82 [David Golden]

0.36_12 - Tue Jul 27 00:08:51 EDT 2010

  Enhancements:

  - Module::Build::Compat will now convert dotted-decimal prereqs into
    decimal rather than dying (and will warn about this). [Apocalypse]

  Bug fixes:

  - Caches case-sensitivity checks to boost performance, fixes
    RT#55162 and RT#56513 [Reini Urban]

  - Won't try to use ActivePerl doc generation tools without confirming
    that they are indeed installed. [David Golden]

  - Sets temporary $ENV{HOME} in testing to an absolute path, which fixes
    some issues when tested as part of the Perl core [Nicholas Clark]

  - Module::Build::ModuleInfo now warns instead of dying when a module
    has an invalid version.  ->version now just returns undef
    (RT#59593) [David Golden]

  Changes:

  - When authors do not specify Module::Build in configure_requires and
    Module::Build is automatically added, a warning will be issued
    showing the added prerequisite [David Golden]

  - Moved automatic configure_requires generation into get_metadata()
    and added an 'auto' argument to toggle it (on for META and off
    for MYMETA) [David Golden]

0.36_11 - Thu May 27 09:41:23 EDT 2010

  Bug fixes:

  - Handle META/MYMETA reading and writing within Module::Build to ensure
    utf8 mode on filehandles.  Now passes/gets only strings to YAML::Tiny
    or Module::Build::YAML

0.36_10 - Wed May 19 18:36:06 EDT 2010

  Bug fixes:

  - Fix failing t/manifypods.t on Windows from 0.36_09 changes [Klaus
    Eichner]

0.36_09 - Tue May 11 09:19:12 EDT 2010

  Bug fixes:

  - Improve HTML documentation generation on ActivePerl (RT#53478)
    [Scott Renner and Klaus Eichner]

0.36_08 - Mon Apr 26 08:00:15 EDT 2010

 Enhancements:

 - Give a list of valid licenses when given one we don't recognize
   (RT#55951) [Yanick Champoux]

 - Added 'Build manifest_skip' action to generate a default MANIFEST.SKIP
   [David Golden]

 Changes:

 - When temporarily generating a MANIFEST.SKIP when none exists, it will
   be removed on exit instead of hanging around until 'Build clean'.  This
   is less surprising/confusing and the 'Build manifest_skip' action
   is now available instead to bootstrap the file [David Golden]

 Bug fixes:

 - Fixed runtime error on cygwin when searching for an executable command
   during installdeps testing [David Golden]
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