Latest keeps us up to speed by querying rubygems.org for a gem's most recent version number. Yep, that's all it does.
Basically I was tired of visiting
https://rubygems.org/gems/whatever-gem to find out a gem's most recent version.
After installing, use latest from your command line like so:
latest rails # rails 3.2.2 (41013 downloads) latest rails spree haml # rails 3.2.2 (41014 downloads) # spree 1.0.1 (279 downloads) # haml 3.1.4 (289029 downloads) latest rails spree --pre haml # rails 3.2.2 (41015 downloads) # spree --pre 1.0.0.rc4 (134 downloads) # haml 3.1.4 (289029 downloads)
You can print latest's version like so:
latest -v # Latest v0.4.0
As usual, just use the
gem install command:
gem install latest # or sudo gem install latest
Testing is done with minitest/spec. Run the specs with:
bundle exec rake
Other than rake and bundler for development, Latest has zero gem dependencies! All it requires is Ruby >= 1.9.2.
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