Getting RSpec 1.1.4+ to Work with Autotest (ZenTest 3.10.0) on Windows (Win32)

Hi,

After upgrading to Rails 2.1, RSpec 1.1.4+ and ZenTest 3.10.0, autotest
would no longer find any of my specs on my Windows development machine.
Some Googling directed me to a very recent update in the History.txt
file for rspec-fails:

IMPORTANT: use ‘script/autospec’ (or just ‘autospec’ if you have the
rspec gem
installed) instead of ‘autotest’. We changed the way autotest discovers
rspec
so the autotest executable won’t automatically load rspec anymore. This
allows
rspec to live side by side other spec frameworks without always
co-opting
autotest through autotest’s discovery mechanism.

My project is running RSpec and Rspec-rails as plugins, but I gave it a
shot. Unfortunately, autotest would not even start. A quick inspection
of autospec revealed that the call to autotest in this file will not
work on Windows, as is. In the Windows environment, autotest is a batch
file which must be executed with the “call” command when shelling out
from a Ruby script. So, I updated my autospec file to the following:

#!/usr/bin/env ruby
ENV[‘RSPEC’] = ‘true’
autotest_cmd = ‘autotest’
autotest_cmd = “call #{autotest_cmd}” if RUBY_PLATFORM =~ /mswin/
system autotest_cmd

I have submitted a ticket requesting that autospec be updated
accordingly.

http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/projects/5645-rspec/tickets/466-update-autospec-to-work-on-windows

Thanks,
Chuck

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 8:33 PM, Charles G. [email protected]
wrote:

rspec
so the autotest executable won’t automatically load rspec anymore. This
allows
rspec to live side by side other spec frameworks without always co-opting
autotest through autotest’s discovery mechanism.

Dunno if this funny, but I’m running right now with the exact same
combination of components and autotest picks my updated spec and files
(even the ones in lib).

autotest_cmd = “call #{autotest_cmd}” if RUBY_PLATFORM =~ /mswin/
system autotest_cmd

I have submitted a ticket requesting that autospec be updated accordingly.

http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/projects/5645-rspec/tickets/466-update-autospec-to-work-on-windows

The upcoming version of Ruby (1.8.6 after patchlevel 114) will include
a fix for this issue, which I described in this post (less quirks for
us section):

http://blog.mmediasys.com/2008/04/24/contributions-speedup-and-less-quirks-for-us/

So there is no need to prepend ‘call’ or “.bat” on Windows anymore
(also, you should consider mswin AND mingw as valid platforms :wink:

Regards,

Luis L.
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