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Upload a new applicationby GUIfriend (Sexton)
|on Dec 11, 2013 at 16:23 UTC||Need Help??|
GUIfriend has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I wrote a new application and want to upload it to CPAN. Before doing so, I have some questions about the correct proceeding. On the web page About PAUSE I was advised to contact you, so here I am.
PAUSE account: I got an account when I was adopted some years ago by Slaven Rezic as co-maintainer for his Tk::PathEntry project. I assume that I may reuse this account for my application, but want to be sure. The PW does still work.
Name space: I coded my application for the interim path Sudoku::Trainer. So all my modules, POD files and examples reside in a directory Trainer and subdirectories of it. In addition there are 2 scripts (*.pl) that end up in a bin directory. But I don't need a new top level name, so maybe Games::Sudoku::Trainer would be a better place. There exists a distribution Games::Sudoku::General on CPAN. I don't know whether Games::Sudoku is owned by its author, so I might have to ask permission from him. On the other hand, my application is no game, and it's no teacher, it's a trainer. Of course I would gladly accept any other place that you prefer for my application.
Versions: At present I haven't added version no.s to my use pragmas. I could insert the respective current version, but this might unnecessarily exclude potential users that have an older version installed. Please advice.
Doku: Since my project is a complete application, there is little chance for any module in it to be reused anywhere. I wrote a detailed doku for the end user (I fear its full of spelling mistakes and germanisms, sorry). For programmers I included a fair amount of comments in the source. So all modules come without POD. I hope that's acceptable.
Many thanks in advance for your kind help.GUIfriend