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by ryan davis


hoe 1.1.2 Released

Published 2006-10-22 @ 10:02

hoe version 1.1.2 has been released!


Hoe is a simple rake/rubygems helper for project Rakefiles. It generates all the usual tasks for projects including rdoc generation, testing, packaging, and deployment.

sudo gem install hoe

Tasks Provided:

  • announce - Generate email announcement file and post to rubyforge.
  • audit - Run ZenTest against the package
  • check_manifest - Verify the manifest
  • clean - Clean up all the extras
  • debug_gem - Show information about the gem.
  • default - Run the default tasks
  • docs - Build the docs HTML Files
  • email - Generate email announcement file.
  • install - Install the package. Uses PREFIX and RUBYLIB
  • multi - Run the test suite using multiruby
  • package - Build all the packages
  • post_news - Post announcement to rubyforge.
  • publish_docs - Publish RDoc to RubyForge
  • release - Package and upload the release to rubyforge.
  • ridocs - Generate ri locally for testing
  • test - Run the test suite. Use FILTER to add to the command line.
  • uninstall - Uninstall the package.

See class rdoc for help. Hint: ri Hoe



  • Added -d and -t flags to sow to make dev or trunk subdirs for p4 and svn projects.
  • Added install_gem to further test gem builds.
  • Added test_globs to customize your test file list.
  • Removed demo.rb from clean_globs. I’m torn on this one.
  • Fixed bug in install rule.