Provide a short description in the NAME section of the pod (after the module name followed by a hyphen) at least for the main module of this distribution.
Add a Makefile.PL (for ExtUtils::MakeMaker/Module::Install) or a Build.PL (for Module::Build and its friends), or use a distribution builder such as Dist::Zilla, Dist::Milla, Minilla.
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 MANIFEST to the distribution. Your buildtool should be able to autogenerate it (eg "make manifest" or "./Build manifest")
Add a META.yml to the distribution. Your buildtool should be able to autogenerate it.
Remove all letters from the version number. If you want to mark a release as a developer release, use the scheme 'Module-1.00_01'
Add a version number to the packed distribution. Or use a buildtool ('make dist' or 'Build dist')
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.
Error: Cannot find MANIFEST in dist.
Fix the version(s).
List all used modules in META.yml requires
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 tests.pl 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.
Fix MANIFEST (or MANIFEST.SKIP) to exclude dot directories from a distribution. Use an appropriate tool and avoid archiving your working directory by hand. If you switch your version control system, remove old VCS directories after you migrate.
This is not a critical issue. Currently mainly informative for the CPANTS authors. It might be removed later.