in reply to Re^2: Module Change Log
in thread Module Change Log
I wrote Dist::Mgr for this exact reason. It comes with a distmgr binary that does all the work.
It extends Module::Starter for distribution creation, and it automates everything else. Adds Github Actions workflow, adds CI and coverage badges, adds repository information. It has a 'release' feature which runs tests, ensures the MANIFEST is up to date, updates the Changes file automatically with the date and version, pushes to Github to run CI tests, then finally, if all is well, it pushes it onto the CPAN.
A 'cycle' feature bumps version number information, prepares the Changes file for the next version's changes etc.
I've been using it for a few years now. It's how I manage all of my Perl distributions.