Rake v0.7.2 Release Notes
🔖 Version 0.7.2 supplies a bug fix and a few minor enhancements. In 🛠 particular, the new version fixes an incompatibility with the soon to 🚀 be released Ruby 1.8.6. We strongly recommend upgrading to Rake 0.7.2 💎 in order to be compatible with the new version of Ruby.
==== 🔄 Changes
===== 🐛 Bug Fixes in 0.7.2
🛠 There are quite a number of bug fixes in the new 0.7.2 version of Rake:
✂ Removed dependency on internal fu_xxx functions from FileUtils.
Error messages are now send to stderr rather than stdout (from Payton Quackenbush).
👍 Better error handling on invalid command line arguments (from Payton Quackenbush).
🛠 Fixed some bugs where the application object was going to the global appliation instead of using its own data.
🛠 Fixed the method name leak from FileUtils (bug found by Glenn Vanderburg).
➕ Added test for noop, bad_option and verbose flags to sh command.
➕ Added a description to the gem task in GemPackageTask.
🛠 Fixed a bug when rules have multiple prerequisites (patch by Joel VanderWerf)
➕ Added the handful of RakeFileUtils to the private method as well.
===== 🆕 New Features in 0.7.2
The following new features are available in Rake version 0.7.2:
➕ Added square and curly bracket patterns to FileList#include (Tilman Sauerbeck).
FileLists can now pass a block to FileList#exclude to exclude files based on calculated values.
➕ Added plain filename support to rule dependents (suggested by Nobu Nakada).
➕ Added pathmap support to rule dependents. In other words, if a pathmap format (beginning with a '%') is given as a Rake rule dependent, then the name of the depend will be the name of the target with the pathmap format applied.
➕ Added a 'tasks' method to a namespace to get a list of tasks associated with the namespace.
Added tar_command and zip_command options to the Package task.
The clean task will no longer delete 'core' if it is a directory.
===== Internal Rake Improvements
The following changes will are mainly internal improvements and 🔨 refactorings and have little effect on the end user. But they may be of interest to the general public.
➕ Added rcov task and updated unit testing for better code coverage.
➕ Added a 'shame' task to the Rakefile.
➕ Added rake_extension to handle detection of extension collisions.
➕ Added a protected 'require "rubygems"' to test/test_application to unbreak cruisecontrol.rb.
✂ Removed rake_dup. Now we just simply rescue a bad dup.
🔨 Refactored the FileList reject logic to remove duplication.
Removed if __FILE__ at the end of the rake.rb file.
As usual, it was input from users that drove a alot of these changes. The following people either contributed patches, made suggestions or made otherwise helpful comments. Thanks to ...
Payton Quackenbush -- For several error handling improvements.
Glenn Vanderburg -- For finding and fixing the method name leak from FileUtils.
Joel VanderWerf -- for finding and fixing a bug in the handling of multiple prerequisites.
👍 Tilman Sauerbeck -- For some enhancing FileList to support more advanced file globbing.
👍 Nobu Nakada -- For suggesting plain file name support to rule dependents.
-- Jim Weirich