[rspec-users] Difference between gem and plugin

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 14:06:44 EDT 2008

On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 2:58 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Fernando Perez <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:
>> How do you go plugin-less for RSpec? The plugins require you to generate
>> some files, so how do you do that without a plugin? Is there still a
>> rake task in the gem to generate the required files?
> I'll post this up on the wiki, but the steps are:
> [sudo] gem install rspec-rails
> script/generate rspec
> That's it.
> rspec is a dependency of rspec-rails, so installing the rspec-rails
> gem will also install the rspec gem.
> Once installed, if you type 'script/generate' with no arguments,
> you'll see all the rspec generators listed. 'script/generate rspec'
> generates the files necessary to work with rspec without having to
> install the plugins in your app.

It doesn't :-P

Just tried that on a fresh application, and when call script/generate
rspec it just not find it and don't execute it :-P

Also, going to the gem version instead of the plugin requires a new
set of script files, since they try to look for vendor/plugins/
instead of doing:

require 'rubygems'
require 'spec'

Last, but not least, you need to do

config.gem 'rspec-rails', :lib => 'spec/rails' since Rails will try by
default to load 'rspec-rails' module instead.

Wow, lot of details :-P

Luis Lavena
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