Rote 0.3.2 released


#1

Rote 0.3.2 is now available for download from http://rote.rubyforge.org
(Direct link:
http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/7975/rote-0.3.2.gem).

Rote is a lightweight, powerful documentation and templating system that
provides an easy-to-use Rake-based build for your software documentation
and other static text for the web. Rote’s approach is to provide the
expert Rubyist with an intuitive solution based on familiar technologies
like Erb, Red/BlueCloth and Syntax. Rote is simple enough to be used
with
zero configuration, yet flexible enough to satisfy fairly complex
requirements thanks to it’s open-ended design, reliance on Ruby code for
configuration, and tight integration with Rake.

This release introduces several new features and enhancements, and some
small fixes:

* BlueCloth now used for Markdown
* Dynamic dependency cache
* File-dependency based block memoize
* Implemented nested layout
* Implemented ruby eval macro
* Implemented external command macro
* (re)fixed COMMON.rb bug (bug 3040)
* Fixed a lot of documentation errors

This release is backward compatible with Rote 0.3.0(.2) and takes Rote
closer to it’s final form for 1.0 - apart from improved compatibility
with
the ActionView helpers (for those that want it) and pseudo-section
support, we feel that this is pretty much how Rote 1.0 will look. It is
a
recommended upgrade for all users.

In addition to the download links above, you can of course install Rote
via RubyGems:

gem install rote

If you do not have RubyGems, you can download one of:

http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/7975/rote-0.3.2.tar.gz
http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/7975/rote-0.3.2.zip

I’m once again indebted to the fledgling community that’s developing
around Rote, both for some remarkable contributions, but also for
responding to my request for feedback a short while ago with good bug
reports and suggestions. As we head for 1.0 I hope that even more
feedback
(good and bad) will come from you guys, so we can make Rote the tool
that
Rubyists truly want.

Cheers,
Ross


#2

Ross B. wrote:

Rote 0.3.2 is now available for download from http://rote.rubyforge.org
(Direct link: http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/7975/rote-0.3.2.gem).

Other than the user’s guide, are there any gee-whiz examples posted
somewhere?


#3

On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 03:23:42PM +0900, Joel VanderWerf wrote:

Ross B. wrote:

Rote 0.3.2 is now available for download from http://rote.rubyforge.org
(Direct link: http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/7975/rote-0.3.2.gem).

Other than the user’s guide, are there any gee-whiz examples posted
somewhere?

Hopefully, by the end of the week I can show you something. I am
currently moving my loose collection of “tips and tricks”, notes,
assorted text files and so on over to rote. Some might say, that my
tasks is well suited for a wiki, but I don’t like wikis. I want vim
to edit the files, markdown for markup, and some rake task to actually
upload the stuff to my webserver. Here rote looks like a nice solution
to me.

Best regards,
Oliver


#4

On Fri, 06 Jan 2006 09:27:28 -0000, Oliver A.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hopefully, by the end of the week I can show you something. I am
currently moving my loose collection of “tips and tricks”, notes,
assorted text files and so on over to rote.

Cool. Let me know if you place your sources or samples online, It’d be
great to link them from the homepage.

Cheers,


#5

On Fri, 06 Jan 2006 06:23:42 -0000, Joel VanderWerf
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Ross B. wrote:

Rote 0.3.2 is now available for download from http://rote.rubyforge.org
(Direct link:
http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/7975/rote-0.3.2.gem).

Other than the user’s guide, are there any gee-whiz examples posted
somewhere?

Unfortunately not :frowning: I tend to think that the best example is probably
the
Rote documentation, but then I am told that’s too complex (it’s only
three
pages but the guide is quite long I guess). It does, however, make use
of
many of the features (though still not all). You can browse it in SVN:

http://rubyforge.org/plugins/scmsvn/viewcvs.php/trunk/rote/doc/pages/guide/index.html?root=rote&view=log

or alternatively it’s bundled with the Gem and archives if you’ve
downloaded Rote.

Generally I struggle to make worthwhile examples anyway, and especially
with Rote it’s hard to make an easy example since it’s a ‘project’ based
thing, so any example is necessarily going to seem ‘too much’ I guess.
I’ve tried to avoid having a separate ‘sample project’ since that just
means two downloads rather than one to get a look at Rote :frowning:

If anyone has any ideas for good examples, (or even wants to make one
;)),
I’m very interested in getting something together on that front.

Cheers,