Release your gems, no pain involved.
Joe assumes you have a .gemspec file in the current directory and it will use it to build the gem. Once you have it, try this:
$ joe build
Congratulations, you should have your gem built inside the
Now go ahead and release your new gem to RubyGems.org:
$ joe release
Easy, right? Wait until RubyGems.org updates its gems index and you will be able to run
gem install foo.
The easiest way we've found to maintain a gemspec file is by creating a
foo.gemspec.erb template (see example). Then you can use Joe to produce the real gemspec file:
$ joe gemspec
$ gem install joe
That's it. Try:
And you will get a list of available tasks.
Thanks to Blake Mizerany for pointing us to the Sinatra Rakefile for reference.
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