Rake 0.7.3 Released

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

Changes

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'
    
      Rake.application.init('myrake')
    
      task :default do
        something_interesting
      end
    
      Rake.application.top_level
    

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.

Availability

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/
Download:rubyforge.org/project/showfiles.php?group_id=50

Thanks

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 …