Rake version 0.7.3 is a minor release that includes some refactoring to better support custom Rake applications.
top_level methods to make the
creation of custom Rake applications a bit easier. E.g.
gem 'rake', ">= 0.7.3" require 'rake' Rake.application.init('myrake') task :default do something_interesting end Rake.application.top_level
Rake is a build tool similar to the make program in many ways. But instead of cryptic make recipes, Rake uses standard Ruby code to declare tasks and dependencies. You have the full power of a modern scripting language built right into your build tool.
The easiest way to get and install rake is via RubyGems …
gem install rake (you may need root/admin privileges)
Otherwise, you can get it from the more traditional places:
As usual, it was input from users that drove a alot of these changes. The following people either contributed patches, made suggestions or made otherwise helpful comments. Thanks to …
– Jim Weirich