Rake 0.6.0 Released

Its time for some long requested enhancements and lots of bug fixes … And a whole new web page.

New Web Page

The primary documentation for rake has moved from the RubyForge based wiki to its own Hieraki based web site. Constant spam on the wiki made it a difficult to keep clean. The new site will be easier to update and organize.

Check out the new documentation at: docs.rubyrake.org

We will be adding new documentation to the site as time goes on.

In addition to the new docs page, make sure you check out Martin Fowlers article on rake at martinfowler.com/articles/rake.html


New Features

Some Incompatibilities

Bug Fixes

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. The following people either contributed patches, made suggestions or made otherwise helpful comments. Thanks to …

– Jim Weirich