I've recently learnt how to use the Travis  automated build system with
its a pretty handy tool that detects errors in commits; and also builds/tests
your codebase after any commit series is pushed, on multiple versions of perl
even (currently 5.10 -> 5.18)
with some pretty small changes, I've managed to get both the SDL and Alien-SDL
repos building/testing successfully with Travis 
(i plan on sorting the SDL2 and Alien-SDL2 repos soon)
so… is this something people are keen on using for SDL_Perl project?