[Rubygems-developers] Retesting gems when dependencies change

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Wed Aug 15 01:53:56 EDT 2007

On Aug 14, 2007, at 22:22, Nic Williams wrote:
> Does anyone have a setup for running tests on gems (either within  
> the cache or within their checkedout area) where their dependency  
> gems have been updated? Or say for gems that depend on one or more  
> of the Rails gems for example, how to support testing against Edge  
> Rails? e.g. the composite primary keys gem keeps breaking from Edge  
> Rails changes, but I haven't had a way to run tests against edge  
> rails.
> I started working on something for this, but I figured someone else  
> (e.g. Ryan + Eric) might have come up with something already to  
> help. Any tools/ideas?

The tinderbox gem probably does 90% of what you want.  Changes in  
RubyGems have broken it, and I haven't gotten around to fixing it yet.

Poor workers blame their tools. Good workers build better tools. The
best workers get their tools to do the work for them. -- Syndicate Wars

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