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
and install with install.rb:
% ruby install.rb
Rubyforge page:: http://rubyforge.org/projects/make/
Mailing list:: http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/make-cafe
Naming suggestions, feature requests for further Rant development,
etc. are welcome!