Forum: Ruby GemPlugin 0.2.1 -- Resources, Configs, Cleaner

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Zed S. (Guest)
on 2006-03-15 10:51
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Just a quick announcement for people interested in GemPlugin.  GemPlugin
the plugin system for Mongrel ( which
implements a dynamic plugin loading system without anything more than
RubyGems and dependencies.  The 0.2.1 release features:


* Works with edge rails by doing a better require on the init.rb file
your plugin.
* Has a way for you to package resources and config files and then load
into Ruby.  This was used to package erb templates for the Mongrel
configtool (a Camping app).
* Should work without getting in the way of your regular gems and also
doesn't use any deprecated stuff (thanks Austin).
* A little generator script called gpgen that will get you started with
plugin very quickly.
* Does not depend on *any* Mongrel code and is Ruby licensed rather than
LGPL so people are free to use it.


You can check the docs for GemPlugin at:

And you can grab it with:

 $ gem install gem_plugin

Finally here's some documentation on writing a Mongrel plugin which I'm
someone can take for their own uses:


Zed A. Shaw
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