Rant 0.5.8

Free, open source, flexible and Ruby based make
Similar to make, the rant command line tool reads a file called Rantfile, which contains task definitions. Unlike make, however, a Rantfile is just a valid script written in the Ruby programming language.

Since Ruby comes with many useful libraries and is portable across a lot of different operating systems, it is very easy to create portable Rantfiles.

Main features:

  • Defining custom tasks.
  • Automated packaging, testing and RDoc generation for Ruby applications and libraries.
  • Creation of a monolithic script tailored to the needs of a specific project which can be used instead of an Rant installation - users don't need to install Rant.
  • Creating gzipped tar and zip archives -- without installing additional software.
  • Optional recognition of file changes based on MD5 checksums instead of file modification times.
  • Support for compiling C# sources and resources
  • Dependency checking for C/C++ source files (integrated makedepend replacement).

last updated on:
October 28th, 2008, 20:41 GMT
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Rant Team
operating system(s):
Mac OS X
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What's New in This Release:
  • Added man pages
  • Added bash completion script
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