[Bioperl-l] release of own projects

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Tue Sep 11 07:12:41 EDT 2007

Christoph Theunert wrote:
> Hi, I am a bioinformatics student from germany and I need your help 
> Working with perl and bioperl is pretty new to me - 
> currently I am working on a Bioperl project, and I don't know how to release
> my project when i am finished with it.
> I want to pack my modules so that other users can download it and install it
> on their machines.
> Do I use the command h2xs as to create cpan modules ( makefiles ...) or what
> is the best way to solve my 
> problem ?

You can do it however you like. You can just stick the modules in a 
folder, .tar.gz it and offer that to people. You can use h2xs to 
automate certain things. You can use Module::Build.

To make your work available via cpan, see

If your modules are of general bioinformatic utility you might even 
consider making them a part of bioperl itself.

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