[ANN] hoe 2.1.0 Released


Ryan Davis

hoe version 2.1.0 has been released!

* <http://rubyforge.org/projects/seattlerb/>
* <http://seattlerb.rubyforge.org/hoe/>
* <[email protected]>

Hoe is a rake/rubygems helper for project Rakefiles. It helps generate
rubygems and includes a dynamic plug-in system allowing for easy
extensibility. Hoe ships with plug-ins for all your usual project
tasks including rdoc generation, testing, packaging, and deployment.

Plug-ins Provided:

* Hoe::Clean
* Hoe::Debug
* Hoe::Deps
* Hoe::Flay
* Hoe::Flog
* Hoe::Inline
* Hoe::package
* Hoe::publish
* Hoe::RCov
* Hoe::Signing
* Hoe::Test

See class rdoc for help. Hint: ri Hoe


### 2.1.0 / 2009-06-14

* 6 minor enhancements:

* Added File::read_utf to strip out UTF BOM marker. Fixes nokogiri.
* Now using the minitest plugin.
* Refactored :release task to facilitate other plugins.
* Version intuiting now only bombs on packaging, allowing
* release now has prerelease, postrelease deps.

* 1 bug fix:

* Fixed version intuiting to allow for beta versions (eg,

* <http://rubyforge.org/projects/seattlerb/>
* <http://seattlerb.rubyforge.org/hoe/>
* <[email protected]>



Raj Singh

I am trying to publish a gem using hoe 2.1.0 and I am running into
following error.
rake release VERSION=0.0.4
(in /Users/nkumar/dev/working/javascript_lab)
** README.markdown is missing or in the wrong format for auto-intuiting.
run `sow blah` and look at its text files
rm -r doc
rm -r pkg
mkdir -p pkg
cd pkg
tar zcvf javascript_lab-0.0.4.tgz javascript_lab-0.0.4
tar: javascript_lab-0.0.4: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
rake aborted!
Command failed with status (2): [tar zcvf javascript_lab-0.0.4.tgz

(See full trace by running task with --trace)

You can look at the source code at

I published it as a gem on github and it works fine. sudo gem install
neerajdotname-javascript_lab .

This is what I did to attempt to publish this gem to rubyforge.

rubyforge login
rubyforge config. rubyforge config
rake release VERSION=0.0.4

How do I create a directory called javascript_lab-0.0.4 which 'rake
release' is looking for. Looks like I missed a step.

- Raj

* Also on hoe I could not find a way to mention that javascript_lab is
an executable. So I had to hand write the .gemspec.

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