Rant 0.5.4


#1

Rant is a flexible build tool written entirely in Ruby,
similar to Rake.

== What’s new in this release?

This is mainly a bugfix release.

  • Fix a rule bug where a custom rule task wouldn’t find it’s
    prerequisites in subdirectories.

  • A non-backwards compatible change in the YAML library of Ruby 1.8.3
    and newer causes gems to be non-backwards compatible. The fix for
    backwards compatibility of gems created with RubyPackage is enabled
    for all newer Ruby versions now. (See changes of last Rant release.)

  • The new method sys.write_to_binfile. (Kevin Burge’s idea.)

For more details read http://make.rubyforge.org/files/NEWS.html

== Installing Rant

You can install Rant as a RubyGem:

% gem install --remote rant

or download the package from
RubyForge(http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=615)
and install with install.rb:

% ruby install.rb

== Resources

Homepage:: http://make.ruby-co.de
Rubyforge page:: http://rubyforge.org/projects/make/
Mailing list:: http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/make-cafe
Repository:: http://developer.berlios.de/svn/?group_id=5046
Rake/Rant comparison::
http://make.rubyforge.org/files/doc/rant_vs_rake_rdoc.html

Naming suggestions, feature requests for further Rant development,
etc. are welcome!


#2

Stefan L. wrote:

Rant is a flexible build tool written entirely in Ruby,
similar to Rake.

Just a thanks, good stuff!

E

P.S. It should be called ‘numbat’, ‘aardvark’
or, as a last resort, ‘myrme’ :slight_smile:


#3

Eero S. schrieb:

P.S. It should be called ‘numbat’, ‘aardvark’
or, as a last resort, ‘myrme’ :slight_smile:

I rather like “echidna”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echidna

Paulus


#4

Joel VanderWerf wrote:

Paulus E. wrote:

Or how about “puggle” (a baby echidna–see the wikipedia article).

Hee, seconded :slight_smile:

E


#5

Paulus E. wrote:

Or how about “puggle” (a baby echidna–see the wikipedia article).


#6

Paulus E. wrote:

Eero S. schrieb:

P.S. It should be called ‘numbat’, ‘aardvark’
or, as a last resort, ‘myrme’ :slight_smile:

I rather like “echidna”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echidna

This is just typical of latin speakers: They use something just because
it sounds great not bothering to figure out what it means in the
language it comes from.
Echidna means viper in greek and in the greek mythology, Echidna is the
mother of among others Cerberus, Chimera and the Sphinx(and yes, all the
others were monsters too).
Not very nice connotations with that name guys. Nope, it’s not a spiny
aardvark.
V.-
http://www.braveworld.net/riva


#7

Damphyr wrote:

Paulus E. wrote:

Eero S. schrieb:

P.S. It should be called ‘numbat’, ‘aardvark’
or, as a last resort, ‘myrme’ :slight_smile:

I rather like “echidna”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echidna

This is just typical of latin speakers: They use something just because
it sounds great not bothering to figure out what it means in the
language it comes from.
Echidna means viper in greek and in the greek mythology, Echidna is the
mother of among others Cerberus, Chimera and the Sphinx(and yes, all the
others were monsters too).
Not very nice connotations with that name guys. Nope, it’s not a spiny
aardvark.

I am quite certain that they knew what it meant. Have
you ever met an echidna? :slight_smile:

V.-
http://www.braveworld.net/riva

E