Rutema 0.6.0 Released

rutema version 0.6.0 has been released!


rutema is a test execution too with a twist.
It allows you to combine test tools while it takes care of logging,
reporting, archiving of results and formalizes execution of automated
and manual tests.
It’s purpose is to provide a set of classes and a framework that will
allow testers to specify and execute tests in heterogeneous testing
For more information look at


  • Unified test execution environment for automated and manual tests
  • Extensible reports and notifications in various formats (email, rss,
    pdf, html etc.)
  • Web frontend and command line report generation tools for browsing the
    test results database
  • Comprehensive history of test execution
  • A well defined way to create a project specific test specification


See for an
introductory example.



  • gem install rutema


0.6.0 / 2008-02-27

  • Added Rutema::ExtensibleXMLParser - this parser simplifies parser
    creation immensely. Check the documentation for details
  • “Howto create a parser v0.5.0” officially the fastest deprecation of a
    document ever. is the new
  • Corrected some english spelling mistakes (hey, we’re not native
  • Fixed an issue with AR cached connections that interfered with unit

0.5.0 / 2008-02-26

  • activerecord reporter is now loaded by default (no need to require it
    in the configuration file)
  • bugfix: step names correctly written in the database
  • The web frontend now uses Ramaze
  • using patir-0.5.3 because of the chdir bugfixes
  • rutema can now test itself! rutemax and rutemah return meaningful exit
    codes. So there, we do eat our own dogfood
  • lots more documentation on usage and how to build a parser

0.4.3 / 2008-02-25

  • fixed bug in rutemax when the activerecord reporter is used, where the
    database was not created relative to the configuration entry
  • fixed bug in rutemah where the report was not printed (doh!)
  • added active record reporter configuration and rutemah configuration
    to distro test

0.4.2 / 2007-12-05

  • rutemah code cleaned up
  • Bugfix: MinimalXMLParser now handles relative paths in command
    elements correctly
  • distro_test added to the gem
  • Distro test documented, documentation pages updated

0.4.1 / 2007-12-04

  • Documented MinimalXMLParser
  • More debug logs
  • Fixed bug in attribute checking for command steps in the minimal
  • Fixed bug in specification parsing in the Coordinator (no specs were
  • Fixed bug in the implementation of in the minimal parser
    (attended was not set)
  • Fixed bug in evaluation of attended status for steps
  • Fixed bug where runner would complain that attened scenarios cannot be
    run in unattended mode when choosing to run only attended tests
  • Added Version module to better handle versioning

0.4 / 2007-07-05

  • rutemaweb, a web interface for the db contents added
    • uses WEBRick, Camping and Ruport
    • offers views on all runs in the System, detailed scenario views and
      scenario-over-time views
  • Runner now rescues all failures in scenarios
  • Bugfix in setting status of attended scenario in unattended mode
  • Better ruport usage in the historian
  • rutemah added to the gem and manifest
  • rutemax help message complete with commands
  • split the AR reporter and the model
  • expanded the unit tests