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2.7.0 (not yet released)

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NOTE: RSpec's release policy dictates that there should not be any backward incompatible changes in minor releases, but we're making an exception to release a change to how RSpec interacts with other command line tools.

As of 2.7.0, you must explicity require "rspec/autorun" unless you use the rspec command (which already does this for you).

  • Enhancements

    • Add example.exception (David Chelimsky)
    • --default_path command line option (Justin Ko)
    • support multiple --line_number options (David J. Hamilton)
      • also supports path/to/file.rb:5:9 (runs examples on lines 5 and 9)
    • Allow classes/modules to be used as shared example group identifiers (Arthur Gunn)
    • Friendly error message when shared context cannot be found (Sławosz Sławiński)
    • Clear formatters when resetting config (John Bintz)
    • Add xspecify and xexample as temp-pending methods (David Chelimsky)
  • Bug fixes

    • Include Rake::DSL to remove deprecation warnings in Rake > 0.8.7 (Pivotal Casebook)
    • Only eval let block once even if it returns nil (Adam Meehan)
    • Fix --pattern option (wasn't being recognized) (David Chelimsky)
    • Only implicitly require "rspec/autorun" with the rspec command (David Chelimsky)
    • Ensure that rspec's at_exit defines the exit code (Daniel Doubrovkine)

2.6.4 / 2011-06-06

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NOTE: RSpec's release policy dictates that there should not be new functionality in patch releases, but this minor enhancement slipped in by accident. As it doesn't add a new API, we decided to leave it in rather than roll back this release.

  • Enhancements

    • Add summary of commands to run individual failed examples.
  • Bug fixes

    • Support exclusion filters in DRb. (Yann Lugrin)
    • Fix --example escaping when run over DRb. (Elliot Winkler)
    • Use standard ANSI codes for color formatting so colors work in a wider set of color schemes.

2.6.3 / 2011-05-24

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  • Bug fixes
    • Explicitly convert exit code to integer, avoiding TypeError when return value of run is IO object proxied by DRb::DRbObject (Julian Scheid)
    • Clarify behavior of --example command line option
    • Build using a rubygems-1.6.2 to avoid downstream yaml parsing error

2.6.2 / 2011-05-21

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  • Bug fixes
    • Warn rather than raise when HOME env var is not defined
    • Properly merge command-line exclusions with default :if and :unless (joshcooper)

2.6.1 / 2011-05-19

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  • Bug fixes
    • Don't extend nil when filters are nil
    • require 'rspec/autorun' when running rcov.

2.6.0 / 2011-05-12

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  • Enhancements

    • shared_context (Damian Nurzynski)
      • extend groups matching specific metadata with:
        • method definitions
        • subject declarations
        • let/let! declarations
        • etc (anything you can do in a group)
    • its([:key]) works for any subject with #[]. (Peter Jaros)
    • treat_symbols_as_metadata_keys_with_true_values (Myron Marston)
    • Print a deprecation warning when you configure RSpec after defining an example. All configuration should happen before any examples are defined. (Myron Marston)
    • Pass the exit status of a DRb run to the invoking process. This causes specs run via DRb to not just return true or false. (Ilkka Laukkanen)
    • Refactoring of ConfigurationOptions#parse_options (Rodrigo Rosenfeld Rosas)
    • Report excluded filters in runner output (tip from andyl)
    • Clean up messages for filters/tags.
    • Restore --pattern/-P command line option from rspec-1
    • Support false as well as true in config.full_backtrace= (Andreas Tolf Tolfsen)
  • Bug fixes

    • Don't stumble over an exception without a message (Hans Hasselberg)
    • Remove non-ascii characters from comments that were choking rcov (Geoffrey Byers)
    • Fixed backtrace so it doesn't include lines from before the autorun at_exit hook (Myron Marston)
    • Include RSpec::Matchers when first example group is defined, rather than just before running the examples. This works around an obscure bug in ruby 1.9 that can cause infinite recursion. (Myron Marston)
    • Don't send example_group_[started|finished] to formatters for empty groups.
    • Get specs passing on jruby (Sidu Ponnappa)
    • Fix bug where mixing nested groups and outer-level examples gave unpredictable :line_number behavior (Artur Małecki)
    • Regexp.escape the argument to --example (tip from Elliot Winkler)
    • Correctly pass/fail pending block with message expectations
    • CommandLine returns exit status (0/1) instead of true/false
    • Create path to formatter output file if it doesn't exist (marekj).

2.5.1 / 2011-02-06

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NOTE: this release breaks compatibility with rspec/autotest/bundler integration, but does so in order to greatly simplify it.

With this release, if you want the generated autotest command to include 'bundle exec', require Autotest's bundler plugin in a .autotest file in the project's root directory or in your home directory:

require "autotest/bundler"

Now you can just type 'autotest' on the commmand line and it will work as you expect.

If you don't want 'bundle exec', there is nothing you have to do.

2.5.0 / 2011-02-05

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  • Enhancements

    • Autotest::Rspec2 parses command line args passed to autotest after '--'
    • --skip-bundler option for autotest command
    • Autotest regexp fixes (Jon Rowe)
    • Add filters to html and textmate formatters (Daniel Quimper)
    • Explicit passing of block (need for JRuby 1.6) (John Firebaugh)
  • Bug fixes

    • fix dom IDs in HTML formatter (Brian Faherty)
    • fix bug with --drb + formatters when not running in drb
    • include --tag options in drb args (monocle)
    • fix regression so now SPEC_OPTS take precedence over CLI options again (Roman Chernyatchik)
    • only call its(:attribute) once (failing example from Brian Dunn)
    • fix bizarre bug where rspec would hang after String.alias :to_int :to_i (Damian Nurzynski)
  • Deprecations

    • implicit inclusion of 'bundle exec' when Gemfile present (use autotest's bundler plugin instead)

2.4.0 / 2011-01-02

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  • Enhancements

    • start the debugger on -d so the stack trace is visible when it stops (Clifford Heath)
    • apply hook filtering to examples as well as groups (Myron Marston)
    • support multiple formatters, each with their own output
    • show exception classes in failure messages unless they come from RSpec matchers or message expectations
    • before(:all) { pending } sets all examples to pending
  • Bug fixes

    • fix bug due to change in behavior of reject in Ruby 1.9.3-dev (Shota Fukumori)
    • fix bug when running in jruby: be explicit about passing block to super (John Firebaugh)
    • rake task doesn't choke on paths with quotes (Janmejay Singh)
    • restore --options option from rspec-1
    • require 'ostruct' to fix bug with its([key]) (Kim Burgestrand)
    • --configure option generates .rspec file instead of autotest/discover.rb

2.3.1 / 2010-12-16

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  • Bug fixes
    • send debugger warning message to $stdout if RSpec.configuration.error_stream has not been defined yet.
    • HTML Formatter finally properly displays nested groups (Jarmo Pertman)
    • eliminate some warnings when running RSpec's own suite (Jarmo Pertman)

2.3.0 / 2010-12-12

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  • Enhancements

    • tell autotest to use "rspec2" if it sees a .rspec file in the project's root directory
      • replaces the need for ./autotest/discover.rb, which will not work with all versions of ZenTest and/or autotest
    • config.expect_with
      • :rspec # => rspec/expectations
      • :stdlib # => test/unit/assertions
      • :rspec, :stdlib # => both
  • Bug fixes

    • fix dev Gemfile to work on non-mac-os machines (Lake Denman)
    • ensure explicit subject is only eval'd once (Laszlo Bacsi)

2.2.1 / 2010-11-28

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  • Bug fixes
    • alias_method instead of override Kernel#method_missing (John Wilger)
    • changed --autotest to --tty in generated command (MIKAMI Yoshiyuki)
    • revert change to debugger (had introduced conflict with Rails)
      • also restored --debugger/-debug option

2.2.0 / 2010-11-28

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  • Deprecations/changes

    • --debug/-d on command line is deprecated and now has no effect
    • win32console is now ignored; Windows users must use ANSICON for color support (Bosko Ivanisevic)
  • Enhancements

    • When developing locally rspec-core now works with the rspec-dev setup or your local gems
    • Raise exception with helpful message when rspec-1 is loaded alongside rspec-2 (Justin Ko)
    • debugger statements just work as long as ruby-debug is installed
      • otherwise you get warned, but not fired
    • Expose example.metadata in around hooks
    • Performance improvments (much faster now)
  • Bug fixes

    • Make sure --fail-fast makes it across drb
    • Pass -Ilib:spec to rcov

2.1.0 / 2010-11-07

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  • Enhancments

    • Add skip_bundler option to rake task to tell rake task to ignore the presence of a Gemfile (jfelchner)
    • Add gemfile option to rake task to tell rake task what Gemfile to look for (defaults to 'Gemfile')
    • Allow passing caller trace into Metadata to support extensions (Glenn Vanderburg)
    • Add deprecation warning for Spec::Runner.configure to aid upgrade from RSpec-1
    • Add deprecated Spec::Rake::SpecTask to aid upgrade from RSpec-1
    • Add 'autospec' command with helpful message to aid upgrade from RSpec-1
    • Add support for filtering with tags on CLI (Lailson Bandeira)
    • Add a helpful message about RUBYOPT when require fails in bin/rspec (slyphon)
    • Add "-Ilib" to the default rcov options (Tianyi Cui)
    • Make the expectation framework configurable (default rspec, of course) (Justin Ko)
    • Add 'pending' to be conditional (Myron Marston)
    • Add explicit support for :if and :unless as metadata keys for conditional run of examples (Myron Marston)
    • Add --fail-fast command line option (Jeff Kreeftmeijer)
  • Bug fixes

    • Eliminate stack overflow with "subject { self }"
    • Require 'rspec/core' in the Raketask (ensures it required when running rcov)

2.0.1 / 2010-10-18

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  • Bug fixes
    • Restore color when using spork + autotest
    • Pending examples without docstrings render the correct message (Josep M. Bach)
    • Fixed bug where a failure in a spec file ending in anything but _spec.rb would fail in a confusing way.
    • Support backtrace lines from erb templates in html formatter (Alex Crichton)

2.0.0 / 2010-10-10

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  • RSpec-1 compatibility

    • Rake task uses ENV["SPEC"] as file list if present
  • Bug fixes

    • Bug Fix: optparse --out foo.txt (Leonardo Bessa)
    • Suppress color codes for non-tty output (except autotest)

2.0.0.rc / 2010-10-05

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  • Enhancements

    • implicitly require unknown formatters so you don't have to require the file explicitly on the commmand line (Michael Grosser)
    • add --out/-o option to assign output target
    • added fail_fast configuration option to abort on first failure
    • support a Hash subject (its([:key]) { should == value }) (Josep M. Bach)
  • Bug fixes

    • Explicitly require rspec version to fix broken rdoc task (Hans de Graaff)
    • Ignore backtrace lines that come from other languages, like Java or Javascript (Charles Lowell)
    • Rake task now does what is expected when setting (or not setting) fail_on_error and verbose
    • Fix bug in which before/after(:all) hooks were running on excluded nested groups (Myron Marston)
    • Fix before(:all) error handling so that it fails examples in nested groups, too (Myron Marston)

2.0.0.beta.22 / 2010-09-12

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  • Enhancements

    • removed at_exit hook
    • CTRL-C stops the run (almost) immediately
      • first it cleans things up by running the appropriate after(:all) and after(:suite) hooks
      • then it reports on any examples that have already run
    • cleaned up rake task
      • generate correct task under variety of conditions
      • options are more consistent
      • deprecated redundant options
    • run 'bundle exec autotest' when Gemfile is present
    • support ERB in .rspec options files (Justin Ko)
    • depend on bundler for development tasks (Myron Marston)
    • add example_group_finished to formatters and reporter (Roman Chernyatchik)
  • Bug fixes

    • support paths with spaces when using autotest (Andreas Neuhaus)
    • fix module_exec with ruby 1.8.6 (Myron Marston)
    • remove context method from top-level
      • was conflicting with irb, for example
    • errors in before(:all) are now reported correctly (Chad Humphries)
  • Removals

    • removed -o --options-file command line option
      • use ./.rspec and ~/.rspec