to Dist-Zilla piqued my interest, and I used CPANPLUS-Dist-Mdv to
prepare.rpm's for it and its depenedencies and install them. However,
I wondered about a potential problem with it, before I even tried it,
and speaking with rjbs on IRC confirmed that it exists.
Dist-Zilla generates the resulting.pm, scripts, etc. from templates, and
as a result the lines that are reported by errors and warnings are not the
same as the ones you've edited. This makes tracing lines back to their source
much more difficult. Since most of my times is spent debugging and handling
errors (whether I encounter them or I find them on CPAN testers or in
bug reports), and I want to edit the source directly, I think that Dist-Zilla
is not for me. What instead I'd like is a way to change common, repeated
text (like version numbers, licensing, URLs, etc.) commonly across all
the files in a certain distribution, or in many distributions. That and
also that module-starter (or whatever) provide scaffolding for creating
a new.pm file.
I appreciate rjbs's efforts, but I'm going to stick with module-starter (and
contribute to it).