GemPlugin 0.2.1 -- Resources, Configs, Cleaner

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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