Creating RubyGems is fun work, but dealing with the complexity of hoe / bones / newgem is not (for me, at least). SimpleGem is a way to quickly create a gem structure with the bare minimum needed to build and deploy.
$ sudo gem install simple-gem
$ simple-gem my-gem
This will create a gem structure under the 'my-gem' directory. The command is pretty forgiving with the name you supply, it will automatically transform anything that is camelcased into something more ruby-like.
After generating your gem, go ahead and add information about your gem to both the Rakefile and README.rdoc files. The default version number is “0.1.0”, but if you want to change that, take a look at lib/my_gem/version.rb to make the change - this will automatically be picked up when you rebuild your gem.
Your new gem provides some Rake tasks for convenience:
rake gem - Build the gem and drop it into the pkg/ directory for installation.
rake test - The default test task, it will run the tests in test. If this is a newly-created gem, your tests will flunk.
rake coverage - If RCov is installed on your system, this will run all tests and report coverage. This replaces the default test task.
rake console - Loads a console with lib/gem_name. Useful for debugging.
That's it. Enjoy.
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