Rspec 1.2.0 Released

rspec version 1.2.0 has been released!

Behaviour Driven Development for Ruby.


Version 1.2.0


  • If you use the ruby command to run specs instead of the spec
    command, you’ll
    need to require ‘spec/autorun’ or they won’t run. This won’t affect
    you if
    you use the spec command or the Spec::Rake::SpecTask that ships with

  • require ‘spec/test/unit’ to invoke test/unit interop if you’re using
    RSpec’s core (this is handled implicitly with spec-rails)

  • setup and teardown are gone - use before and after instead

    • you can still use setup and teardown if you’re using
      Test::Unit::TestCase as the base ExampleGroup class (which is
      in rspec-rails)
  • The matcher protocol has been improved. The old protocol is still
    supported, so as long as you’re not monkey patching rspec’s built-in
    matchers, or using extension libraries that do, this should not
    you. If you run into trouble, you’ll just need to change:

    • failure_message => failure_message_for_should
    • negative_failure_message => failure_message_for_should_not
  • All references to rubygems have been removed from within rspec’s

  • deprecations

    • BaseTextFormatter#colourize - use colorize_failure instead.
    • BaseTextFormatter#magenta - use red instead.
  • enhancements

    • cleaner integration with with heckle-1.4.2
    • allow registering example groups with a path-like key (Pat M.)
    • start DRb service at “druby://localhost:0” (Hongli L.) - See
    • consistent reporting of errors as failures
    • added spec/test/unit as more intuitive path to loading test/unit
      interop lib
    • added explicit autorun feature for running specs with ruby command
    • added handling for does_not_match? for matchers that want to know
      the context in which they were called
    • lots of ruby 1.9.1 compatibility fixes from Chad Humprhies
    • improved feedback from
      be_kind_of/be_a_kind_of/be_instance_of/be_an_instance_of (Jakub
    • added --format silent (l) option, which is now the default when
      running --heckle (Bob A.)
    • sexy new custom matcher creation (Corey H. & David C. -
      initial concept by Yehuda K.)
    • improved matcher protocol - old one is still supported, but new
      one is cleaner and prefered
  • bug fixes

    • support delegating operator matchers to subject with should_not
    • all arguments are included if --drb is specified in spec.opts
      (Neil Buckley). Closes #671.
    • added --autospec option hack (used internally) to get --color to
      work when using --drb and autospec.
    • Fixed mock framework failure message bug in which similar calls
      were excluded from the output
    • cryptic error message on change.rb when the from value is wrong
      (Michael Murray). Closes #706.

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