Rake 0.7.3 Released

Rake version 0.7.3 is a minor release that includes some refactoring to better support custom Rake applications.


New Features in Version 0.7.3

  • Added the init and top_level methods to make the creation of custom Rake applications a bit easier. E.g.
      gem 'rake', ">= 0.7.3"
      require 'rake'
      task :default do

What is Rake

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:

Home Page:rake.rubyforge.org/


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 …