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  • v2.5.0

    • 🚅 Works better with Rails 3
    • 🛠 Bugfix: schema kept prepending additional newlines
    • ⚡️ Updates to make annotate smarter about when to touch a model
    • Recognize column+type, and don't change a file unless the column+type combination of the new schema are different than that of the old (i.e., don't regenerate if columns happen to be in a different order. That's just how life is sometimes.)
    • Grab old specification even if it has \r\n as line endings rather than pure \ns
    • ⚠ Various warning and specification fixes
    • 🛠 Fix "no such file to load -- annotate/annotate_models (MissingSourceFile)" error (require statements in tasks now use full path to lib files)
    • warn about macros, to mitigate when we're included during a production run, not just a rakefile run -- possibly at the expense of too much noise
    • ➕ Adding rake as a runtime dependency
    • If the schema is already in the model file, it will be replaced into the same location. If it didn't previously exist, it'll be placed according to the "position", as before.
    • 👍 Allow task loading from Rakefile for gems (plugin installation already auto-detects).
    • Add skip_on_db_migrate option as well for people that don't want it
    • 🛠 Fix options parsing to convert strings to proper booleans
    • ➕ Add support for Fabrication fabricators
    • Leave magic encoding comment intact
    • 🛠 Fix issue #14 - RuntimeError: Already memoized
    • ✅ Count a model as 'annotated' if any of its tests/fixtures are annotated
    • 👌 Support FactoryGirl
    • 👌 Support :change migrations (Rails 3.1)
    • 👍 Allow models with non-standard capitalization
    • Widen type column so we can handle longtexts with chopping things off.
    • Skip trying to get list of models from commandline when running via Rake (was preventing the use of multiple rake tasks in one command if one of them was db:migrate).
    • ➕ Add ability to skip annotations for a model by adding # -*- SkipSchemaAnnotations anywhere in the file.
    • Don't show column limits for integer and boolean types.
    • ➕ Add sorting for columns and indexes. (Helpful for out-of-order migration execution. Use --sort if you want this.)
    • ✅ Annotate unit tests in subfolders.
    • ➕ Add generator to install rakefile that automatically annotates on db:migrate.
    • Correct Gemfile to clarify which environments need which gems.
    • ➕ Add an .rvmrc to facilitate clean development.
    • ♻️ Refactor out ActiveRecord monkey-patch to permit extending without side-effects.
    • 👉 Use ObjectSpace to locate models to facilitate handling of models with non-standard capitalization. Note that this still requires that the inflector be configured to understand the special case.
    • ✅ Shore up test cases a bit.
    • 🔀 Merge against many of the older branches on Github whose functionality is already reflected to reduce confusion about what is and is not implemented here.
    • Accept String or Symbol for :position (et al) options.
    • ➕ Add RDoc output formatting as an option.
    • ➕ Add Markdown output formatting as an option.
    • ➕ Add option to force annotation regeneration.
    • ➕ Add new configuration option for controlling where info is placed in fixtures/factories.
    • 🛠 Fix for models without tables.
    • 🛠 Fix gemspec generation now that Jeweler looks at Gemfile.
    • 🛠 Fix warning: NOTE: Gem::Specification#default_executable= is deprecated with no replacement. It will be removed on or after 2011-10-01.
    • 🛠 Fix handling of files with no trailing newline when putting annotations at the end of the file.
    • Now works on tables with no primary key.
    • --format=markdown option
    • --trace option to help debug "Unable to annotate" errors
    • "Table name" annotation (if table name is different from model name)
    • 🌐 "Human name" annotation (enabling translation to non-English locales)
    • 🛠 Fix JRuby ObjectSpace compatibility bug (
    • 🛠 Fix FactoryGirl compatibility bug (
  • v2.4.2

    November 21, 2009
    • ✅ Annotates (spec|test)/factories/<model>_factory.rb files
  • v2.4.1

    November 20, 2009
    • ✅ Annotates thoughtbot's factory_girl factories (test/factories/<model>_factory.rb)
    • 🚚 Move default annotation position back to top
  • v2.4.0

    December 13, 2009
    • 👍 Incorporated lots of patches from the Github community, including support for Blueprints fixtures
    • 🛠 Several bug fixes
  • v2.1

    October 18, 2009
    • 🆕 New options

      • -R to require additional files before loading the models
      • -i to show database indexes in annotations
      • -e to exclude annotating tests or fixtures
      • -m to include the migration version number in the annotation
      • --model-dir to annotate model files stored a different place than app/models
    • Ignore unknown macros ('acts_as_whatever')

  • v2.0

    February 03, 2009
    • ➕ Add annotate_models plugin fork additions

      • Annotates Rspec and Test Unit models
      • Annotates Object Daddy exemplars
      • Annotates geometrical columns
    • ➕ Add AnnotateRoutes rake task

    • 0️⃣ Up gem structure to newgem defaults

  • v1.0.4

    September 04, 2008
    • ⚡️ Only update modified models since last run, thanks to sant0sk1
  • v1.0.3

    May 02, 2008
    • ➕ Add misc changes from Dustin Sallings and Henrik N
      • Remove trailing whitespace
      • More intuitive info messages
      • Update README file with update-to-date example
  • v1.0.2

    March 22, 2008
    • ➕ Add contributions from Michael Bumann (
      • added an option "position" to choose to put the annotation,
      • spec/fixtures now also get annotated
      • added a task to remove the annotations
      • these options can be specified from command line as -d and -p [before|after]