Rake 0.5.3 Released

Although it has only been two weeks since the last release, we have enough updates to the Rake program to make it time for another release.


Here are the changes for version 0.5.3 …

What is Rake

Rake is a build tool similar to the make program in many ways. But instead of cryptic make recipes, Rake uses standard Ruby code to declare tasks and dependencies. You have the full power of a modern scripting language built right into your build tool.


The easiest way to get and install rake is via RubyGems …

gem install rake    (you may need root/admin privileges)

Otherwise, you can get it from the more traditional places:

Home Page





As usual, it was input from users that drove a alot of these changes. Thanks to …

– Jim Weirich