Rutema 0.6.4 Released

rutema version 0.6.4 - the Euruko 2008 release!

Never update your gems right before a presentation :).


rutema is a test execution tool 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 make testing in heterogeneous environments easier.

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


0.6.4 / 2008-03-30

  • Bugfix: duration SQL type adjusted in the model to return proper
  • Bugfix: name=step_type for TestStep so that name is assigned a value
    in the model step
  • Locked the Ramaze version to 0.3.5 until we find out why the new
    version breaks us

0.6.3 / 2008-03-26

  • Bugfix: specifying a .spec filename on the commandline did not work -
    Path expanded before changing directory.
  • Bugfix: running an attended .spec on it’s own was not possible -
    attended mode is now set for single runs.
  • Cleaned up the Runner’s log output

0.6.2 / 2008-03-12

  • Parsers derived from Rutema::SpecificationParser now receive the
    system configuration so that conventions like tools, paths and context
    can be used in element_ methods (this functionality fell through the
    cracks with the change in parser implementation)
  • rutemaweb now has proper commandline help and connects properly to the

0.6.1 / 2008-02-28

  • ExtensibleXMLParser made more tolerant (no exceptions when an element
    cannot be handled)
  • Bug: Typo in the class name used in the exceptions fixed
  • Bugfix: ActiveRecord connection throws an exception that prevented
    Historian from establishing a new one. Fixed
  • More unit tests

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

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