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ANNOUNCE: Module::Build 0.16 -> CPAN

Ken Williams
February 24, 2003 11:15
ANNOUNCE: Module::Build 0.16 -> CPAN
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The uploaded file


has entered CPAN as

   file: $CPAN/authors/id/K/KW/KWILLIAMS/Module-Build-0.16.tar.gz
   size: 56639 bytes
    md5: 070af84a3c5cfc671210a687a5aa350a

Changes since 0.15:

0.16  Mon Feb 24 13:06:47 CST 2003

  - All three C compilers that perl supports on Windows environments
    (MSVC, BCC, and GCC) are now supported by Module::Build.  We now
    reportedly pass all tests on Windows.  [Randy W. Sims]

  - The test t/xs.t, which tests building of XS modules, will be
    skipped if no C compiler is found. [suggested by Randy W. Sims]

  - The "install" action accepts new "destdir" [motivated by Michael
    Schwern and Chip Salzenberg] and "uninst" parameters [by Dave
    Rolsky].  The former prepends an arbitrary directory to all
    installation paths (useful for package management), and the latter
    will tell ExtUtils::Install to remove any differing files that are
    "shadowing" the stuff you're installing from a different location,
    just like MakeMaker's "make install UNINST=1" command will do.

  - Made changes to the generated Makefile in Module::Build::Compat
    that much better support Windows platforms [after suggestions by
    James Freeman]

  - Added experimental support for creating distribution SIGNATURE
    files via Module::Signature. [Dave Rolsky]

  - Added experimental support for installing via the "" module,
    which allows loading specific versions of modules.  Since this
    module is so new, the interface may still be changing. [Brian

  - Added support for installing executable scripts, via the 'scripts'
    parameter to new(), and the scripts() accessor method.

  - Fix an infinite loop that occurred when doing 'perl Build.PL

  - Fix up the formatting of the error message the user gets when
    prereqs aren't satisfied.

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