June 25, 2008
How to make a CPAN Module Distribution

OK so you have learnt a bit of perl and have a great idea for a module. Here is how you go about making a distribution fit to go on CPAN. For background see Simple Module Tutorial and A Guide to Installing Modules Simon Cozens has a good overview of the process at perlnewmod. This tutorial is more hands on nitty gritty.

So you're all fired up to make your new widget module. Before you start it may be worthwhile to have a look at what already exists. You have many options open to you: