Author : Gary McGhee www.buzzware.com.au
Tweaks are like tiny gems. In a single file you declare its name and default configuration, and implement it. Project specific configuration can be provided seperately in your app, and a defined tweak doesn't have to be installed at all.
What Tweaks does for you
Tweaks provides a minimal framework for implementing, configuring and distributing those little pieces of code you develop and collect through developing multiple rails projects. A tweak can be developed in the context of a Rails project with minimal friction. When the project is delivered (and the pressure is off) you can move the tweak into its own gem or copy it to the next Rails project (if you must - not recommended)
Why bother ?
to be DRY
to make those little hacks easy to develop during a project, then easily extractable from it for wider use
to share with others
Tweaks can be moved to another rails app by copying or moving the *_tweak.rb files to a tweaks folder, then adding
the config to tweaks_config.rb
Multiple tweaks could be stored in your own gem, and then loaded by a rails/init.rb file like the one in this gem
Developed at RailsCamp Perth 2010
untested with Rails 3
tested on MacOS and Linux
> gem install tweaks > cd <RAILS_ROOT> > script/generate tweak blah
Define your tweak in the new file tweaks/blah_tweak.rb, with default values
Configure it in config/initializers/tweaks_config.rb for your app
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