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* Add section about upcoming release
* Remove explicit instructions for using the master branch for Rails 5
* Remove maintainer needed announcement
* Update copyright

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mcmire committed Sep 19, 2017
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# Shoulda Matchers [![Gem Version][version-badge]][rubygems] [![Build Status][travis-badge]][travis] ![Downloads][downloads-badge]
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Shoulda Matchers provides RSpec- and Minitest-compatible one-liners that test
common Rails functionality. These tests would otherwise be much longer, more
complex, and error-prone.
[View the official documentation for the latest version (3.1.1).][rubydocs]
+### This is the master branch
-### Note from the maintainer
+We are currently working on shoulda-matchers 4.0, which will support Ruby 2.4
+and Rails 5.x. We don't have a date on when this will be released, but you can
+stay up to date on the progress by monitoring [the milestone][4-0-milestone].
+Use this branch at your discretion!
-> Are you a fan of Shoulda Matchers? Are you interested in maintaining a popular
-> open-source project? If so, please contact me. Don't misunderstand me -- I
-> still use Shoulda Matchers on every project, but unfortunately, it has been a
-> long while since I've been able to give it the love it deserves, and I'd like
-> to hand the reins over to someone else who is able to do that. If you're
-> interested, I can be reached on Twitter as @mcmire or at
-> <>. Thanks!
-> -- Elliot
@@ -119,22 +112,12 @@ complex, and error-prone.
Include `shoulda-matchers` in your Gemfile:
-For Rails 4.x:
``` ruby
group :test do
gem 'shoulda-matchers', '~> 3.1'
-For Rails 5.0:
-``` ruby
-group :test do
-  gem 'shoulda-matchers', git: '', branch: 'rails-5'
Now you need to tell the gem a couple of things:
* Which test framework you're using
@@ -326,7 +309,7 @@ Shoulda Matchers follows Semantic Versioning 2.0 as defined at
## License
-Shoulda Matchers is copyright © 2006-2016
+Shoulda Matchers is copyright © 2006-2017
[thoughtbot, inc]( It is free software,
and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the

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