Over the last week or so I have released several maintenance releases of Test::Timer
It all started with finally getting around to evaluating a PR from p-alik. I decided to use the new review feature, this was strictly necessary, but it was fun to try it out.
Then based on a blog post from Github on their pages solution I set up a few an experimental Github Pages solutions and chose Test::Timer to be my first Perl distribution to get a Github homepage.
0.16 2016-12-29 Maintenance release, update not required - Elimination of warnings in test suite, PR from p-alik
I am still in the proces of refining the theme, so it is not the standard, I might get back to this in a later blog post.
Anyway I wanted to communicate the new homepage to MetaCPAN, after consulting the #distzilla channel on IRC I got some good advice and exchanged Dist::Zilla::Plugin::GitHub::Meta for Dist::Zilla::Plugin::GithubMeta, this was but crazy, but quite easy. The two plugins for Dist::Zilla however resemble each other quite a lot, so a consolidation of the two would have been nice.
0.17 2016-12-30 Maintenance release, update not required - Exchanged use of Test::Exception for Test::Fatal - Exchanged use of: Dist::Zilla::Plugin::GitHub::Meta for Dist::Zilla::Plugin::GithubMeta to specify a proper homepage attribute Ref: https://metacpan.org/pod/Dist::Zilla::Plugin::GithubMeta
But apparently the two distributions was not completely compatible, so the bug reporting facility fell back to the de facto standard rt.cpan.org. So after receiving some more excellent advice on IRC, a release with Github issues reenabled could make it to CPAN – and everything seem to be indexed and working correctly on MetaCPAN now.
0.18 2016-12-30 Maintenance release, update not required - Reenabled Github issues over RT, the Dist::Zilla plugins not completely compatible
So my dist.ini ended up looking as follows:
[GithubMeta] homepage = https://jonasbn.github.io/perl-test-timer/ issues = 1
Anyway all the maintenance is completed now, I still want to get my head around tweaking the Github Pages theme and Jekyll.
At the same time I plan to get the TODO list for Test::Timer migrated to Github issues and then find the time to do an actual feature release – the tool-chain is working, so that is not stopping me.
Happy new year,