[ANN] rubyforge-0.1.1


#1

SIMPLIFY SHARING YOUR RUBYGEMS ON RUBYFORGE!

~> gem install rubyforge

SYNOPSIS

rubyforge [options]* mode [mode_args]*

DESCRIPTION

simplistic script which automates a limited set of rubyforge
operations

MODES

setup()
initializes your .rubyforge directory. you need to run this first
before
doing anything else.

 example :
   rubyforge setup

login()
sends username and password from config.yml (or
–username/–password
options) and stores login cookie in cookie.dat. this is required
for
subsquent operations work.

 example :
   rubyforge login
   rubyforge login --username zaphod --password 42

create_package(group_id, package_name)
creates the named package under the specified group.

 example :
   rubyforge create_package 1024 traits
   rubyforge login && rubyforge create_package codeforpeople.com 

traits

 notes :
   in order to use group_ids by name, rather than number, you must 

edit the
rubyforge[group_ids] translation table in your config.yml.

add_release(group_id, package_id, release_name, userfile)
release a file as release_name under the specified group_id and
package_id.

 example :
   rubyforge add_release codeforpeople.com traits 0.8.0 

traits-0.8.0.gem
rubyforge add_release codeforpeople.com traits 0.8.0
traits-0.8.0.tgz
rubyforge add_release 1024 1242 0.8.0 traits-0.8.0.gem
rubyforge login && rubyforge add_release 1024 1242 0.8.0
traits-0.8.0.gem

 notes :
   in order to use group_ids and package_ids by name, rather than 

number,
you must edit the rubyforge[group_ids] and rubyforge[package_ids]
translation tables in your config.yml.

delete_package(group_id, package_name)
deletes a package and all it’s files.

 example :
   rubyforge delete_package codeforpeople.com traits
   rubyforge delete_package 1024 traits

NOTES

  • you can determine the group_id and package_id of projects and
    packages by

    login ->
    my page tab ->
    select a project link from ‘my projects’ ->
    files tab ->
    admin link (not the admin tab!) ->

          now you'll be at page listing your packages in this 
    

project.
near the bottom you’ll see links to ‘add a release’ or
‘edit a
release’ - hover over the url and you’ll notice the query
string, which looks something like

             ?package_id=1242&group_id=1024

           and that's what you need to know
  • don’t forget to login! logging in will store a cookie in your
    .rubyforge directory which expires after a time. always run the
    login
    command before any operation that requires authentication, such as
    uploading a package.

TODO

  • scrape rubyforge to auto-configure group_id and package_ids.

  • objectify the script. it’s procedural butchery attm.

  • add error checking. this requires screen scraping to see of an
    operation
    succeeded since 200 is returned from rubyforge even for failed
    operations
    and only the html text reveals the status.

  • add more functionality.

OPTIONS

global :
–help , -h
this message
–config , -c
specify a config file (default
/home/ahoward/.rubyforge/config.yml)
–username , -u
specify username, taken from config otherwise
–password , -p
specify password, taken from config otherwise
–cookie_jar , -C
specify cookie storage file (default
/home/ahoward/.rubyforge/cookie.dat)

add_release :
–is_private , -P
if true, release is not public
–release_date , -r
specify time of release (default ‘now’)
–type_id , -t
specify filetype code (default determined by ext)
–processor_id , -o
specify processor (default ‘Any’)
–release_notes , -n
specify release notes as string or file
–release_changes , -a
specify release changes as string or file
–preformatted , -f
specify whether release_notes/changes are preformatted

enjoy.

-a


#2

Cool, thanks for the script. I’m just starting a project on rubyforge,
so this may be very useful indeed.

Incidentally, the quote in your signature is just a way of stating the
Fallacy of Prior Investment. To value something by the investment
already made ignores the majority of the equation (i.e. potential
future returns). It is unfortunately a common trap for the human mind
to fall into. The saying is not nearly as wise as it sounds.


#3

On Tue, 14 Feb 2006, Timothy G. wrote:

Cool, thanks for the script. I’m just starting a project on rubyforge, so
this may be very useful indeed.

glad to hear it. share and share alike.

Incidentally, the quote in your signature is just a way of stating the
Fallacy of Prior Investment. To value something by the investment already
made ignores the majority of the equation (i.e. potential future returns).
It is unfortunately a common trap for the human mind to fall into. The
saying is not nearly as wise as it sounds.

i’m not sure that’s what he meant. i think it’s more along the lines
of: if
you are rich and powerful but you missed out on your childs youth
working so
hard to get there, are you really successful?

kind regards.

-a


#4

On Monday 13 February 2006 23:09, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:
| add_release(group_id, package_id, release_name, userfile)
| release a file as release_name under the specified group_id and
| package_id.
|
| example :
| rubyforge add_release codeforpeople.com traits 0.8.0
| traits-0.8.0.gem rubyforge add_release codeforpeople.com traits 0.8.0
| traits-0.8.0.tgz rubyforge add_release 1024 1242 0.8.0 traits-0.8.0.gem

For my project, I release 6 files for each release. If I use 6
add_release,
then I get 6 release_ids.

% rubyforge add_release xmltv2html xmltv2html 0.7.1
~/xmltv2html-0.7.1.zip

Example after 2 add_release:

0.7.1 2006-02-19 17:27
xmltv2html-0.7.1.zip.md5sum 55 bytes 0 Any text
0.7.1 2006-02-19 17:27
xmltv2html-0.7.1.zip 46 KB 0 Any .zip

I want all 6 files under the same release_id. Can this be done with
rubyforge?

http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=772

Regards,
Kurt