[rspec-users] Build rspec-rails as a gem?

Ben Mabey ben at benmabey.com
Tue Jun 3 12:55:34 EDT 2008


David Chelimsky wrote:
>
> On Jun 3, 2008, at 11:31 AM, Ben Mabey wrote:
>
>> Pat Maddox wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 11:09 PM, Jose Fernandez 
>>> <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I can't figure out how to build rspec-rails as a gem when just cloned
>>>> from github... there isn't any .gemspec file or rake task that does
>>>> this. Any help?
>>>>
>>>
>>> rspec-rails is a rails plugin, not a gem.
>>>
>>> Pat
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>>
>> I have needed to use it as a gem before.  Why?  Well, with ticket 
>> 383(http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/projects/5645/tickets/383-extract-mock_model-out-of-railsexamplegroup)  
>> David extracted the mocking features for AR so that it could be 
>> reused easily.  I was writing a merb app that used AR and I quickly 
>> began missing the mock_model and other mock helpers found in 
>> rspec-rails.  So, I created a gem out of the plugin, installed it 
>> locally in my merb app I just required 'spec/rails/mocks'.
>>
>>
>> The gemspec file I created to do this was:
>>
>> Gem::Specification.new do |s|
>> s.name = %q{rspec-rails}
>> s.version = "1.1.4"
>>
>> s.specification_version = 2 if s.respond_to? :specification_version=
>>
>> s.required_rubygems_version = Gem::Requirement.new(">= 0") if 
>> s.respond_to? :required_rubygems_version=
>> s.authors = ["RSpec Development Team"]
>> s.date = %q{2008-05-25}
>> s.default_executable = %q{spec}
>> s.description = %q{RSpec-Rails is an extension to RSpec to provide a 
>> better environment for specing rails.}
>> s.email = %q{rspec-devel at rubyforge.org}
>> s.extra_rdoc_files = ["README", "CHANGES", "MIT-LICENSE"]
>> s.files = ["CHANGES", "MIT-LICENSE", "Rakefile", "README", 
>> "lib/autotest/discover.rb", "lib/autotest/rails_rspec.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/example/assigns_hash_proxy.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/example/controller_example
>> _group.rb", "lib/spec/rails/example/functional_example_group.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/example/helper_example_group.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/example/model_example_group.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/example/rails_example_group.r
>> b", "lib/spec/rails/example/render_observer.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/example/view_example_group.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/example.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/extensions/action_controller/base.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/extensions/ac
>> tion_controller/rescue.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/extensions/action_controller/test_response.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/extensions/action_view/base.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/extensions/active_record/base.rb", "lib/spec/rails/ex
>> tensions/object.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/extensions/spec/example/configuration.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/extensions/spec/matchers/have.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/extensions.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/matchers/assert_select.rb", "li
>> b/spec/rails/matchers/have_text.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/matchers/include_text.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/matchers/redirect_to.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/matchers/render_template.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/matchers.rb", "lib/spec/ra
>> ils/mocks.rb", "lib/spec/rails/story_adapter.rb", 
>> "lib/spec/rails/version.rb", "lib/spec/rails.rb"]
>> s.has_rdoc = true
>> s.homepage = %q{http://rspec.rubyforge.org}
>> s.rdoc_options = ["--title", "RSpec-Rails", "--line-numbers", 
>> "--inline-source", "--main", "README"]
>> s.require_paths = ["lib"]
>> s.rubygems_version = %q{1.1.0}
>> s.summary = %q{RSpec-Rails-1.1.4 (build 20080526202855) - BDD for 
>> Ruby http://rspec.rubyforge.org/}
>> end
>
>
> I can grab this and add it or, if you want, you can gimme a git-patch. 
> Your call.
>

I think a rake task like rspec has would be the best solution.  I will 
create a patch and enter it on lighthouse when I get some time.

-Ben


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