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SYNOPSIS

Gemma is a gem development helper like hoe and jeweler, but it keeps the gemspec in a .gemspec file, instead of in a Rakefile. This helps your gem to play nicely with commands like gem and bundle, and it allows gemma to provide rake tasks with sensible defaults for many common gem development tasks.

See yehudakatz.com/2010/04/02/using-gemspecs-as-intended for some reasons why you probably want a .gemspec file in your gem's repository.

Usage

See the project wiki for tutorials and guides: github.com/jdleesmiller/gemma/wiki

Briefly:

Create a New Gem

Gemma has a simple interactive gem scaffolding tool; run

gemma new

and follow the prompts. (Run with -h for help.)

This gives you a simple gem template like the following:

my_gem
|-- bin
|   `-- my_gem           # executable (optional)
|-- Gemfile              # for bundler (see below)
|-- lib                  
|   |-- my_gem           # most of your code goes here
|   |   `-- version.rb   # the version constant
|   `-- my_gem.rb        # the main code file
|-- my_gem.gemspec       # gem metadata
|-- Rakefile.rb          # development tasks
|-- README.rdoc          # documentation
`-- test                 # unit tests go here
    `-- my_gem
        `-- my_gem_test.rb

Things you need to change in the template are marked with a TODO tag.

To Modify an Existing Gem to use Gemma

The main thing you need is a .gemspec file. If you have been using hoe or jeweler, you already have all of the information in your Rakefile, so you just have to move it into a .gemspec file.

Gemma provides rake tasks with sensible defaults based on the contents of your gemspec; to enable them, add the following to the top of your Rakefile:

require 'rubygems'
require 'bundler/setup'
require 'gemma'

Gemma::RakeTasks.with_gemspec_file 'my_gem.gemspec'

task :default => :test

This gives you some standard rake tasks, in addition to any that you define yourself.

The Standard Tasks

Run rake -T for a full list of tasks.

% rake -T
rake build         # Build my_gem-0.0.1.gem into the pkg directory
rake clean         # Remove any temporary products.
rake clobber       # Remove any generated file.
rake clobber_rdoc  # Remove RDoc HTML files
rake install       # Build and install my_gem-0.0.1.gem into system gems
rake rdoc          # Build RDoc HTML files
rake release       # Create tag v0.0.1 and build and push my_gem-0.0.1.gem ...
rake rerdoc        # Rebuild RDoc HTML files
rake test          # Run tests
rake yard          # Generate YARD Documentation

You can customize the standard tasks by passing a block to with_gemspec_file:

Gemma::RakeTasks.with_gemspec_file 'mygem.gemspec' do |g|
  g.rdoc.title = 'My Gem Is Great'
end

See the gemma API docs for more information.

INSTALLATION

On RVM:

gem install gemma

On a system ruby:

sudo gem install bundler
sudo gem install gemma

DEVELOPMENT

gem install bundler
gem install gemma
git clone git://github.com/jdleesmiller/gemma.git
cd gemma
bundle
rake -T # list development tasks

TODO

  • make it easier to add custom tasks and / or new task generators, as in

    # DOES NOT WORK YET
    Gemma::RakeTasks.with_gemspec_file 'mygem.gemspec' do |g|
      g.yard_dev = Gemma::RakeTasks::YardTasks.new(g.gemspec, :yard_dev)
      g.yard_dev.output = 'dev_docs'
      g.yard_dev.options.push('--protected', '--private')
    end
  • more tasks (e.g. to publish docs)

  • more tasks to support C extensions

  • hooks for the rcov and/or simplecov coverage tools

  • tasks for version control? (e.g. based on github.com/nvie/gitflow)

  • contributions welcome!

HISTORY

4.0.0

  • updated dependencies

  • removed RunTasks – bundler handles this now

3.0.0

  • updated dependencies

2.2.0

  • updated dependencies; now using bundler 1.1

2.1.0

  • updated dependencies

2.0.0

  • now relies on bundler

  • now specifies particular gem version that must be used for rake, rdoc and yard; the old approach was to try to work with whatever was already installed, but this proved too fragile

  • removed rcov support, because it doesn't work on 1.9.x (see simplecov)

1.0.0

  • added templates

  • changed rdoc and yard tasks to use require_paths instead of files

  • more tests

  • more documentation

0.0.2

  • minor fixes

0.0.1

  • first release

LICENSE

Copyright © 2010-2014 John Lees-Miller

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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