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       Test::Kwalitee - Test the Kwalitee of a distribution before you release it


       version 1.28


       In a separate test file:

         use Test::More;
         use strict;
         use warnings;
         BEGIN {
             plan skip_all => 'these tests are for release candidate testing'
                 unless $ENV{RELEASE_TESTING};

         use Test::Kwalitee 'kwalitee_ok';


       Kwalitee is an automatically-measurable gauge of how good your software is.  That's very
       different from quality, which a computer really can't measure in a general sense.  (If you
       can, you've solved a hard problem in computer science.)

       In the world of the CPAN, the CPANTS project (CPAN Testing Service; also a funny acronym
       on its own) measures Kwalitee with several metrics.  If you plan to release a distribution
       to the CPAN -- or even within your own organization -- testing its Kwalitee before
       creating a release can help you improve your quality as well.

       "Test::Kwalitee" and a short test file will do this for you automatically.


       Create a test file as shown in the synopsis.  Run it.  It will run all of the potential
       Kwalitee tests on the current distribution, if possible.  If any fail, it will report
       those as regular diagnostics.

       If you ship this test, it will not run for anyone else, because of the "RELEASE_TESTING"
       guard. (You can omit this guard if you move the test to xt/release/, which is not run
       automatically by other users.)


       With no arguments, runs all standard metrics.

       To run only a handful of tests, pass their name(s) to the "kwalitee_ok" function:

         kwalitee_ok(qw( use_strict has_tests ));

       To disable a test, pass its name with a leading minus ("-"):

         kwalitee_ok(qw( -use_strict has_readme ));


       Previous versions of this module ran tests directly via the "import" sub, like so:

           use Test::Kwalitee;
           # and that's it!

       ...but this is problematic if you need to perform some setup first, as you would need to
       do that in a "BEGIN" block, or manually call "import". This is messy!

       However, this calling path is still available, e.g.:

         use Test::Kwalitee tests => [ qw( use_strict has_tests ) ];


       The list of each available metric currently available on your system can be obtained with
       the "kwalitee-metrics" command (with descriptions, if you pass "--verbose" or "-v", but as
       of Module::CPANTS::Analyse 0.97_03, the tests include:

       ·   has_abstract_in_pod

           Does the main module have a "=head1 NAME" section with a short description of the

       ·   has_buildtool

           Does the distribution have a build tool file?

       ·   has_changelog

           Does the distribution have a changelog?

       ·   has_humanreadable_license

           Is there a "LICENSE" section in documentation, and/or a LICENSE file present?

       ·   has_license_in_source_file

           Is there license information in any of the source files?

       ·   has_manifest

           Does the distribution have a MANIFEST?

       ·   has_meta_yml

           Does the distribution have a META.yml file?

       ·   has_readme

           Does the distribution have a README file?

       ·   has_tests

           Does the distribution have tests?

       ·   manifest_matches_dist

           Do the MANIFEST and distribution contents match?

       ·   meta_json_conforms_to_known_spec

           Does META.json conform to the recognised META.json specification?  (For specs see

       ·   meta_json_is_parsable

           Can the META.json be parsed?

       ·   meta_yml_conforms_to_known_spec

           Does META.yml conform to any recognised META.yml specification?  (For specs see

       ·   meta_yml_is_parsable

           Can the META.yml be parsed?

       ·   no_broken_auto_install

           Is the distribution using an old version of Module::Install? Versions of
           Module::Install prior to 0.89 do not detect correctly that "CPAN"/"CPANPLUS" shell is

       ·   no_broken_module_install

           Does the distribution use an obsolete version of Module::Install?  Versions of
           Module::Install prior to 0.61 might not work on some systems at all. Additionally if
           the Makefile.PL uses the "auto_install()" feature, you need at least version 0.64.
           Also, 1.04 is known to be broken.

       ·   no_symlinks

           Does the distribution have no symlinks?

       ·   use_strict

           Does the distribution files all use strict?


       With thanks to CPANTS and Thomas Klausner, as well as test tester Chris Dolan.


       ·   kwalitee-metrics (in this distribution)

       ·   Module::CPANTS::Analyse

       ·   App::CPANTS::Lint

       ·   Test::Kwalitee::Extra

       ·   Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Test::Kwalitee

       ·   Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Test::Kwalitee::Extra

       ·   Dist::Zilla::App::Command::kwalitee


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       This software is copyright (c) 2005 by chromatic.

       This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
       the Perl 5 programming language system itself.