in reply to Perlish alternative to CruiseControl (automated builds)?

There's no reason why you can't use CruiseControl for Perl (or Hudson, which seems to be gaining popularity, or AnthillPro, which we're currently rolling out at work, which does a *lot* more than CI, but isn't free).

These things tend to work by running executables, and parsing particular types of outputs, usually Maven or Ant for build in the Java world, and jUnit for tests. But they're pretty extensible, so you can use them with make and TAP with some minor scripting. There is Smolder, as has already been metioned, if you need it to be Perl.