Boson 0.1 - Initial Release

Hi,
I’m introducing Boson, a command/task framework similar to rake and
thor which executes commands from the commandline and irb.
To install: gem install boson

Features:

  • Commands are just methods on main which means they’re executed
    similarly from the commandline and irb.
  • Command libraries, which are just modules, are written in non-dsl
    ruby which allows for easy testing
    and use outside of boson.
  • Comes with default commands to load, search, list and install
    commands and libraries.
  • Commands can be full-blown commandline apps thanks to powerful
    options and hirb’s views.
  • Commands can have views toggled without adding view code to your
    original command.
  • Command libraries are social as a user can install them from a url
    and then customize command
    names and options without changing the original library.

Links:

Gabriel

ghorner wrote:

Hi,
I’m introducing Boson, a command/task framework similar to rake and
thor which executes commands from the commandline and irb.

Does it do dependencies, rules, etc. as in rake?

On Oct 21, 4:23 pm, Joel VanderWerf [email protected] wrote:

Does it do dependencies, rules, etc. as in rake?

Not currently. Boson’s aim so far has been more generic. It focuses on
allowing any ruby method to map to a full blown commandline app.
If you do find some of Boson’s other features appealing and would like
to add dependencies to it, we could look into it. Shouldn’t be too
hard.

Gabriel

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 2:25 PM, ghorner [email protected]
wrote:

and use outside of boson.

Can you explain why I would use this over thor?

Thanks,
Rob

On Oct 22, 10:46 am, Rob S. [email protected] wrote:

Can you explain why I would use this over thor?

Sure. Boson can do what Thor can minus defining argument types and the
generator-specific features. Unlike Thor, Boson’s command libraries
are just plain ruby. This means you can test and use your libraries
without Boson:
http://tagaholic.me/2009/10/19/how-boson-enhances-your-irb-experience.html#organization_and_philosophy

And then Boson has this unique set of features:

Hope that helped,
Gabriel

Boson’s Organization and Philosophy is great,I like it

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