[rspec-devel] plans for cucumber

Matthijs Langenberg mlangenberg at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 11:32:55 EDT 2008


David,

I haven't used the story runner on a project yet, but I'm planning to
use Cucumber on a Merb project (if actually possible).
I'm really excited about Cucumber I'll toy around with in the next days.


- Matthijs

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 3:52 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> (http://github.com/aslakhellesoy/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
> http://github.com/aslakhellesoy/cucumber/wikis/migration-from-rspec-stories
> 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.
>
> Cheers,
> David
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