[rspec-users] Rspec: gem vs. plugin?

Zach Dennis zach.dennis at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 14:48:13 EDT 2008


This recently came up, rather than re-discussing please see:

http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/167379#new

Zach

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 2:39 PM, Wes Gamble <weyus at att.net> wrote:
> I know that this is all probably rather boring for the expert RSpec-ers out
> there, and I apologize for that.
>
> Both Rspec and Rspec-Rails are currently distributed as both plugins AND
> gems?  Are the plugins just available in case you don't have the
> ability/permission to install gems?
>
> I can understand why there would be an RSpec gem (to use outside of Rails,
> of course), and I can understand why there is a Rails plugin to give you
> additional RSpec functionality for Rails.
> But I'm not sure what the purpose of the RSpec plugin is, and also not sure
> what the purpose of the RSpec-Rails gem is?
>
> Is there a place online that summarizes the various distribution methods and
> when to use which?
>
> Thanks,
> Wes
>
> Scott Taylor wrote:
>>
>> On Oct 8, 2008, at 2:09 PM, Wes Gamble wrote:
>>
>>> All,
>>>
>>> I have some experience with Rspec from about a year ago.  At that time,
>>> there was a gem and a plugin, and a Rspec on Rails plugin.
>>>
>>> Should I only be using the gem?
>>
>> If you're using a rails app, install the two plugins.  If not, use the
>> gem.
>>
>> Scott
>>
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