[rspec-users] rspec version to use with git

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Sat May 10 08:54:52 EDT 2008

On May 10, 2008, at 6:25 AM, Scott Taylor wrote:
> On May 9, 2008, at 8:38 AM, David Chelimsky wrote:
>> On May 9, 2008, at 6:43 AM, Mark H. Wilkinson wrote:
>>> I want to start using RSpec in an existing project that uses git for
>>> SCM, and I was planning on using git submodules to pull in known- 
>>> stable
>>> releases of the rspec and rspec_on_rails plugins. The current
>>> repositories on github don't seem to be set up to help with this  
>>> at the
>>> moment though, so I'm looking for some advice. Here're the issues, I
>>> think:
>>>    * The last stable release is 1.1.3, but there's no tag in the git
>>>      repository to indicate the revision that makes that release. I
>>>      think the equivalent commit is
>>>      11d7cc9d9a45c957f7a9215b41aa0b9c3d5c236b but...
>>>    * The rspec.git repository for the last stable revision actually
>>>      includes rspec (and rspec_on_rails) as subdirectories, so if  
>>> you
>>>      check them out as submodules in vendor/plugins the plugins
>>>      themselves aren't in the right place (they finish up in
>>>      vendor/plugins/rspec/rspec
>>>      and vendor/plugins/rspec/rspec_on_rails).
>>> I can see that both of these issues will disappear when the first  
>>> real
>>> release from git happens, but in the meantime I feel a bit stuck. Is
>>> there a specific revision of rspec.git (and rspec_on_rails.git)  
>>> that is
>>> actually pretty stable, or is master pretty stable and I could  
>>> just pick
>>> any revision and find it works fine?
>> Unfortunately you *are* stuck for the moment. We broke up the  
>> repositories as we did because git doesn't support partial clones  
>> (i.e. you can't just clone one subdirectory of a repo) the way you  
>> can checkout subdirectories of a subversion repository. There's no  
>> way for us to go back and tag the correct commit without you  
>> grabbing the full repository at that time.
>> I can tell you that I use the current master with no issues, BUT,  
>> there have been some changes to internals that might break your  
>> monkey patches (if you have any). I don't have time to doc them  
>> right now (part of why there has been no release), but if I were in  
>> your shoes I'd grab the latest and see what happens. It's an  
>> inexpensive experiment.
>> David
> David,
> Didn't you do git-svn import?  Shouldn't the full repository history  
> be there?  I would imagine that you could create a branch for the  
> last stable release, and revert backwards to the revision (in svn)  
> in which the last release was tagged.

We can do that, but at that revision you get the whole repo - so it  
would be up to you to then copy the different subdirectories to the  
right places.

> As for (git) tags - I see no way to use submodules with tags - Or am  
> I missing something very obvious?
> Scott
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