[rspec-devel] plans for cucumber

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 09:52:27 EDT 2008

Hey all,

Let's make this official. We're planning to replace the RSpec Story
Runner with Cucumber. The rspec-1.1.5 release will still include the
Story Runner (several fixes since the last release). So if you're not
already using stories and you want to start, start with cucumber

For those of you already using stories, we're going to take steps to
make this as simple as possible.

1. We're going to do one more release with things as they are
currently structured (with Story Runner as part of the gem/plugin).
2. Aslak has posted the current migration path at
and we'll work to make it simpler if we can.
3. Story Runner will be released as a separate gem/plugin that you are
free to use, however we're not putting any additional development
effort into it once cucumber is released. It will be up on github and
anyone who wishes to use/maintain it is free to do so.

Feel free to respond with questions/concerns (praise is welcome too!).
We're really excited about Cucumber and all the benefits it brings
(see http://blog.davidchelimsky.net/2008/9/22/cucumber), and we want
to make the transition as easy as we can for the pioneers among you
who are already using stories.


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