Kwalitee Issues


Add a Changelog (best named 'Changes') to the distribution. It should list at least major changes implemented in newer versions.


Add a section called "LICENSE" to the documentation, or add a file named LICENSE to the distribution.


Add =head1 LICENSE and the text of the license to the main module in your code.


Add a META.yml to the distribution. Your buildtool should be able to autogenerate it.


Add tests!


Run a proper command ("make manifest" or "./Build manifest", maybe with a force option), or use a distribution builder to generate the MANIFEST. Or update MANIFEST manually.


  • MANIFEST (7) does not match dist (10):
  • Missing in MANIFEST:, example.txt,


Remove the POD errors. You can check for POD errors automatically by including Test::Pod to your test suite.

Error: PostScript-0.06/ -- Around line 398: You can't have =items (as at line 416) unless the first thing after the =over is an =itemAround line 509: You forgot a '=back' before '=head1' You forgot a '=back' before '=head1' You forgot a '=back' before '=head1'


Add =head1 LICENSE and/or the proper text of the well-known license to the main module in your code.


Add a META.json to the distribution. Your buildtool should be able to autogenerate it.


Add tests or move to the t/ directory!


Define the license if you are using in Build.PL. If you are using MakeMaker (Makefile.PL) you should upgrade to ExtUtils::MakeMaker version 6.31.


Move your *.pm files in a directory named 'lib'. The directory structure should look like 'lib/Your/' for a module named 'Your::Module'. If you need to provide additional files, e.g. for testing, that should not be considered for Kwalitee, then you should look at the 'provides' map in META.yml to limit the files scanned; or use the 'no_index' map to exclude parts of the distribution.



Add 'use warnings' (or its equivalents) to all modules (this will require perl > 5.6), or convince us that your favorite module is well-known enough and people can easily see the modules warn when something bad happens.

Error: PostScript::Document, PostScript::Elements, PostScript::Metrics, PostScript::TextBlock


This is not a critical issue. Currently mainly informative for the CPANTS authors. It might be removed later.


Name Abstract Version View
PostScript::Document 0.06 metacpan
PostScript::Elements Generate PostScript code for circles, boxes, lines metacpan
PostScript::Metrics helper module for PostScript::TextBlock 0.06 metacpan
PostScript::TextBlock An object that may be used to construct a block of text in PostScript. 0.06 metacpan

Other Files

MANIFEST metacpan
Makefile.PL metacpan
README metacpan