[rspec-users] RSpec-2.0.0 is released!

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 11:14:29 EDT 2010

> ## RSpec-2.0.0 has been released!
David, I'm so impressed how you have managed to manage a half-rewrite,
updating the RSpec book (which now soon goes to print) and coordinating
everything with Rails and the 80+ contributors. The upgrade process has been
extremely simple for me taken into account all of the great changes that
have gone into the release.

The end result is shining, and the Cucumber-based Relish docs are absolutely
stunning - thanks especially to Justin, Myron and Matt.

Good job!


> This marks the end of a year-long effort that improves RSpec in a number of
> ways, including modularity, cleaner code, and much better integration with
> Rails-3 than was possible before (see
> http://blog.davidchelimsky.net/2010/01/25/rspec-20-in-the-works/).
> ### Docs, with a little bit of relish
> In addition to the documentation available at all the places (see
> http://blog.davidchelimsky.net/2010/07/01/rspec-2-documentation/), we've
> also got all of the Cucumber features posted to Justin Ko's new Cucumber
> presentation app, relish.
>  http://relishapp.com/rspec
> We'll also have the RDoc up on http://rdoc.info in a day or so.
> ### Thanks!
> Big thanks to 80+ contributors who submitted patches for RSpec-2.0.0,
> including [1]:
> Aan, Adam Walters, Akira Matsuda, Alex Crichton, Anderson Dias, Andre Arko,
> Andreas Neuhaus, Ashley Moran, Ben Armston, Ben Rady, Brasten Sager, Brian J
> Reath, Carlhuda, Chad Humphries, Charles Lowell, Chris Redinger, Chuck
> Remes, Corey Ehmke, Corey Haines, Dan Peterson, Dave Newman, David Genord
> II, David S. Kang, Ethan Gunderson, Gonçalo Silva, Greg Sterndale, Hans de
> Graaff, Iain Hecker, Jacques Crocker, Jean-Daniel Guyot, Jeff Ramnani, Jim
> Breen, Johan Kiviniemi, Josep Mª Bach, Josh Graham, Joshua Nichols, Kabari
> Hendrick, Kristian M, Lailson B, Len Smith, Leonardo Bessa, Les Hill, Luis
> Lavena, Marcin Kulik, Markus Schirp, Matt Remsik, Matt Yoho, Matthew Todd,
> Michael Niessner, Mike Gehard, Myron Marston, Nate Jackson, Neeraj Singh,
> Nestor Ovroy, Nick Ang, Nicolas Braem, Paul Rosania, Phil Smith, Postmodern,
> Prasad, Rob Sanheim, Roman Chernyatchik, Ryan Bigg, Ryan Briones, Sam
> Pohlenz, Scott Taylor, Shin-ichiro OGAWA, Thibaud Guillaume-Gentil, Tim
> Connor, Tim Harper, Tom Stuart, Vít Ondruch, Wincent Colaiuta,
> aslakhellesoy, eira, garren smith, grosser, hasimo, justinko, rup, speedmax,
> wycats
> Extra special thanks go to:
> * Chad Humphries for contributing his Micronaut gem which is the basis for
> rspec-core-2
> * Yehuda Katz, Carl Lerche, and José Valim, for their assistance with
> getting rspec-rails-2 to take advantage of new APIs in Rails-3, and for
> shepherding patches to Rails that made it far simpler for testing extensions
> like rspec-rails to hook into Rails' testing infrastructure. Their work here
> has significantly reduced the risk that Rails point-releases will break
> rspec-rails.
> * Myron Marston for a wealth of thoughtful contributions including Cucumber
> features that we can all learn from
> * Justin Ko for his direct contributions to rspec, and for relish (
> http://relishapp.com/), which makes executable documentation act more like
> documentation.
> ### What's next?
> #### rspec-rails-2 for rails-2
> There are a couple of projects floating around that support rspec-2 and
> rails-2. I haven't had the chance to review any of these myself, but my hope
> is that we'll have be an official rspec-2 for rails-2 gem in the coming
> months.
> #### rspec-1 maintenance
> rspec-1 will continue to get maintenance releases, but these will be
> restricted, primarily, to bug fixes. Any new features will go into rspec-2,
> and will likely not be back-ported.
> [1] Contributor names were generated from the git commit logs.
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