Quickly bundle any Ruby libraries into a RubyGem and share it with the world, your colleagues, or perhaps just with yourself amongst your projects.
RubyGems are centrally stored, versioned, and support dependencies between other gems, so they are the ultimate way to bundle libraries, executables, associated tests, examples, and more.
Within this gem, you get one thing - newgem - an executable to create your own gems. Your new gems will include designated folders for Ruby code, test files, executables, and even a default website page for you to explain your project, and which instantly uploads to RubyForge website (which looks just like this one by default)
Go to the folder where you want to create your new gem folder structure, and run the newgem command to generate your gem scaffolding.
You can generate test::unit or rspec test stubs via the -T, –test-with options (shoulda coming soon)
Now modify the constants at the top of config/hoe.rb, with your name, email and the location where you'll host your website for the gem. The defaults are tied to RubyForge for uploading the gems and the website.
The newgem application is distributed itself as a RubyGem and is available immediately after installation.
sudo gem install newgem
Alternately, download the gem and install manually.
Tickets or suggestions can be raised at drnic.lighthouseapp.com/projects/18881-newgem/overview
Much of newgem's behaviour is covered by functional tests (see features at github.com/drnic/newgem/tree/master/features).
With each commit to the master branch of the git repository, these functional tests and the unit tests are run via a continuous integration server.
Current build status: runcoderun.com/drnic/newgem
Home page is a full tutorial - newgem.rubyforge.org
Original blog article and tutorial - drnicwilliams.com/2006/10/11/generating-new-gems/
Tutorial: Publishing RubyGems with Hoe - nubyonrails.com/articles/2007/06/15/tutorial-publishing-rubygems-with-hoe by Geoffrey Grosenbach
Using New Gem Generator in Windows - codeconversations.blogspot.com/2007/07/using-new-gem-generator-in-windows_8009.html by Jorge Cangas
Building a Ruby Gem - bogojoker.com/blog/2008/05/building-a-ruby-gem/ by Joseph Pecoraro (includes a Problems/Troubleshooting section!!)
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