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Bug 159425 - [REQ] rcodetools - Another new Ruby-based set of tools
Summary: [REQ] rcodetools - Another new Ruby-based set of tools
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-12-29 15:32 UTC by M. Edward Borasky
Modified: 2007-09-14 14:19 UTC (History)
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Description M. Edward Borasky 2006-12-29 15:32:40 UTC
I'm not sure whether this should be in the "sunrise" overlay or the main tree, but it's something that I'd like to see in Portage:

rcodetools is a collection of Ruby code manipulation tools. It includes
xmpfilter and editor-independent Ruby development helper tools, as well as
emacs and vim interfaces.

Currently, rcodetools comprises:
 * xmpfilter: automagic Test::Unit assertions/RSpec expectations and code 
 * rct-complete: 100% accurate (editor-independent) code completion
 * rct-doc: document browsing and code navigator 
 * rct-meth-args: precise method info (meta-programming aware) and TAGS

rcodetools includes and supersedes xmpfilter, which has been much improved and
extended by rubikitch, ultimately resulting in the rct-* tools, which are
almost entirely his work.

See for further information.

rcodetools can be installed with RubyGems:

 gem install rcodetools

If you try this shortly after a release and you get an old version/a 404
error, please allow some time until the packages propagate to RubyForge's

rcodetools is available in tarball format. rcodetools' executables will run
faster when installed this way, since RubyGems add a noticeable overhead.

rcodetools can be used with any editor, but the distribution includes emacs
and vim interfaces (contributions for other editors are welcome); see
README.emacs and README.vim in the sources for more information.

Further usage info will be available at

Copyright (c)      2006 rubikitch <> 
Copyright (c) 2005-2006 Mauricio Fernandez <>    

Use and distribution subject to the terms of the Ruby license.

-- Mauricio Fernandez (on behalf of the "rcodetools devel team")
Comment 1 Markus Ullmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-09-14 14:19:08 UTC
seems this request hasn't turned into an ebuild yet. If you want to help with it, it's not that hard to write one:

If you need further help, feel free to ask on forums or #gentoo-dev-help or #gentoo-sunrise on irc (latter is also useful if you want to maintain the app yourself)

note: we're not turning you down for this request in any way, it's just that we don't have ressources to fix all of them. though if you're willing to help, it would be more than nice to do so, as that is what we definately need :)