I don't run the tests when I'm installing known modules in an automated build. I definitely don't want them to be mandatory.
in reply to Re: Module::Build users -- please use the "traditional" create_makefile_pl option
in thread Module::Build users -- please use the "traditional" create_makefile_pl option
It sounds like the traditional option should just be changed to leave out the optional modules.
Incidentally, META.yml is also pretty annoying, because YAML is so fragile and seems to exist for the sole purpose of thumbing its nose at XML, but that's not a serious problem for me.