[rspec-users] rspec gem vs "rspec plugin" vs "rspec-rails plugin" ???

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 06:57:56 EST 2008


On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 12:56 PM, aslak hellesoy
<aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Greg Hauptmann
> <greg.hauptmann.ruby at gmail.com> wrote:
>> so just to be clear are you saying:
>>
>> * rspec gem => All that is need for Ruby on Rails Rspec work
>> * 'rspec plugin' => not needed (functionality in gem)
>> * 'rspec-rails' plugin => not needed (functionality in gem)
>>
>> is this right?
>>
>
> Not quite
>
> rspec gem or plugin => basic rspec without rails support (runner, rake
> task, api for describe/it, should etc)
> rspec-rails gem or plugin => extra support for rails model view and
> controller, database integration, code generation (script/generate)
>

forgot to clarify - for rails development you'll need both rspec and
rspec-rails.

> It doesn't matter whether you use the gem or the plugin. Just pick one
> that suits your team.
> (If you use the plugin you don't have to worry about people having
> different versions installed, but it's alittle more work to install)
>
> Aslak
>
>> thanks again
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 8:10 PM, Fernando Perez <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:
>>> Greg Hauptmann wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I've got the rspec gem installed, as well as the two plugins "rspec" &
>>>> "rspec-rails".  I can't remember which is actual used and which isn't
>>>> for my rails app when I go "rake spec"?  Anyone know?
>>>>
>>>> Could I remove either of the core rpec gem OR the "rspec plugin"?  or
>>>> do I need all three components?
>>>>
>>>> Tks
>>>
>>> The plugins are no longer required, you can only use the rspec and
>>> rspec-rails gems. For a rails app you will simply have to run
>>> "script/generate rspec" to generate a few files, and then you are all
>>> set.
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