Rake-compiler 0.7.1 Released

rake-compiler version 0.7.1 has been released!

= rake-compiler

rake-compiler aims to help Gem developers deal with Ruby extensions,
code and reducing duplication.

It followss convention over configuration and sets a standardized
structure to
build and package both C and Java extensions in your gems.

This is the result of experiences dealing with several Gems that
required native
extensions across platforms and different user configurations where
details like
portability and clarity of code were lacking.

== An Overview

Let’s summarize what rake-compiler provides:

  • No custom rake tasks required. Less code duplication and errors.

  • Painlessly build extensions on different platforms (Linux, OSX and

  • Painlessly build extensions for different Ruby implementations
    Rubinius and MRI).

  • Allow multiple extensions be compiled inside the same gem.

  • Mimics RubyGems installation process, so helps as a test

  • Simplify cross platform compilation of extensions (target Windows
    from Linux).


=== 0.7.1 / 2010-08-07

  • Bugfixes:

  • Update gem files to make “gem install -t” works. Closes GH-14

  • Update mocks to work under 1.8.7. Closes GH-15 [luisparravicini]

  • Do not allow cross-ruby be executed under Windows. Closes GH-22

  • Experimental:

  • Allow JRuby to compile C extensions [timfel].
    It is now possible compile C extensions using latest JRuby. Offered
    in experimental mode since JRuby cext hasn’t been officially