[rspec-users] rspec-2 for rails-2????

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 08:37:36 EST 2010


On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 1:58 AM, Aslak Hellesøy <aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>> Hey all,
>>
>> rspec-rails-2 will only work with rails-3 (not rails-2). My suspicion
>> is that once rspec-2 is out, folks are going to want to start using it
>> with their existing rails-2 projects (because it offers some sweet new
>> goodness that you won't want to live without).
>>
>> Would anybody be interested in writing and maintaining and
>> rspec-2-rails-2 gem? This would be a separate code-base from
>> rspec-rails, but we could keep the repo under the new rspec github
>> user (http://github.com/rspec) provided that it is generally accepted
>> and used by the community.
>>
> FWIW, cucumber-rails supports both Rails2 and Rails3. If someone picks up
> the challenge it might be worthwhile to study the codebase. It uses some
> smart tricks to support both in the same codebase, without too much
> duplication.
>
> Maybe supporting both Rails2 and Rails3 in rspec-rails is a smaller effort
> than maintaining 2 gems?

I'm certainly open to the idea, but don't have cycles to investigate
it myself. I'd welcome someone taking on this cause and submitting
patches. Anyone interested?

>
> Aslak
>>
>> Let me know if you're interested, or if you have any concerns about
>> this approach.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> David
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