[rspec-devel] plans for cucumber

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 11:37:32 EDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:32 AM, Matthijs Langenberg
<mlangenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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).

Anything's possible, though you'll have to provide some of your own
magic. Cucumber is already wired to deal w/ rolling back AR
transactions between each scenario, but that's only for AR.

> I'm really excited about Cucumber I'll toy around with in the next days.

Let us know how it works.


> - 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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