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

Wes Gamble weyus at att.net
Wed Oct 8 15:09:48 EDT 2008


Zach,

Thanks for this.  I installed the gem and ran "script/generate rspec" 
and it appears that I don't need the plugins anymore.

Wes

Zach Dennis wrote:
> This recently came up, rather than re-discussing please see:
>
> http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/167379#new
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> Zach
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> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 2:39 PM, Wes Gamble <weyus at att.net> wrote:
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>> 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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