in reply to RFC: A Perl module for DirectX

Hi monks,

My module has reached a point where I think it is time to let people test what I have done so far and get some feedback. It is a long way from finished, but I would like to get people's thoughts on the module so far. At this point, the documentation for the module is minimal, so it's probably best to just read the documentation that comes with the DirectX SDK, which you will need to install anyway to use the module. Remember that this is a work in progress, so there are portions that I haven't completed yet or don't quite work properly. This being my first foray into the world of developing a software project, I also wouldn't mind feedback on the module code itself, style, layout, etc. Also, does anyone have any suggestions for tools that could be useful for developing/maintaining a software project?

While creating this module, I used the March 2009 DirectX SDK installed on Windows XP with ActiveState Perl 5.10.0 Build 1002. If you can't get the module to work using a different setup, please let me know. I would like to try and get this module to work with as many different setups as possible. In theory, as long as the SDK or OS isn't too out of date, it should work fine. I have set the minimum required level of Perl to 5.8.9, although it probably works with previous versions. If anyone has any advice on Perl backwards-compatibility, I wouldn't mind hearing it.

I was thinking the best way to distribute my module for testing would be for people to send me a private message with their email address and I can send it to them directly. If anyone thinks of an alternative method, please let me know.