McBean 0.3.0 released

mcbean version 0.3.0 has been released!

== Description

McBean can convert documents from one format to another. McBean
currently
supports:

  • HTML
  • Markdown (a subset thereof)
  • Textile (a subset thereof)

with the help of Loofah, Nokogiri, RDiscount and RedCloth. That means
you
can convert Textile into Markdown, and Markdown into Textile.

“You can’t teach a Sneetch.” – Sylvester McMonkey McBean

== Features

  • Transforms HTML into Markdown.
  • Transforms HTML into Textile.
  • Transforms Markdown into HTML (thanks to RDiscount).
  • Transforms Textile into HTML (thanks to RedCloth).
  • Not to be overly pedantic, but transforms Textile into Markdown, and
    Markdown into Textile. Booyah!
  • Emitted HTML is sanitized (thanks to Loofah).
  • Fancy-pants command line utility, “mcbean”.

== Problems

  • Only supports a limited subset of Markdown and Textile. Patches
    welcome.

== Synopsis

Wrap your document (which can be either a String or an IO object):

mcbean = McBean.fragment(your_html_fragment)
mcbean = McBean.document(your_html_document)
mcbean = McBean.markdown(your_markdown)
mcbean = McBean.textile(your_textile)

And then generate the desired markup format:

mcbean.to_html
mcbean.to_markdown
mcbean.to_textile

Also, +mcbean+ provides a command-line utility installed into your gem
path:

$ mcbean --html="
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sneetches_and_Other_Stories"
–to-markdown
$ mcbean --markdown=“treetop-1.4.2/doc/grammar_composition.markdown”
–to-textile

You can try out McBean at the live demo site: http://mcbean.heroku.com

== Changes

0.3.0 (2010-04-18)

Features:

  • Support for Textile.
  • McBean#to_html now does the right thing when the instance is created
    via
    McBean.markdown or McBean.textile.
  • McBean#to_html now entity-escapes unsafe and invalid HTML tags (thanks
    to
    Loofah).

Deprecations:

  • McBean.new and .allocate are now private. You shouldn’t have been
    using
    them, anyway.
  • McBean#html and #markdown accessors have been dropped.

== Requirements

  • Loofah >= 0.4.7 (and thusly Nokogiri)
  • RDiscount >= 1.3.4
  • RedCloth >= 4.0.0

== Install

  • sudo gem install mcbean

== Shout Outs

Thanks to David Loren Parsons and Ryan T. for RDiscount.

Thanks to Jason G. for RedCloth.