[rspec-users] Difference between gem and plugin

Pat Maddox pergesu at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 17:03:22 EDT 2008

"Zach Dennis" <zach.dennis at gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Donald French <dhf0820 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Can someone tell me the difference ins the gem versions and the plugin
>> versions? do they work together? need both?
> You do not need both. The plugin versions are for Ruby on Rails
> projects. Rails had a way of loading plugins from the vendor/plugins/
> directory. This will most likely deprecate (or become less and less
> used)  as Rails has added support for bundling gems with the project
> in the vendor/gems/ directory.

rspec-rails is now published as a gem as well.

I am 100% plugin free when it comes to RSpec.


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