This is my last release announcement of the day, I promise.

Net::SFTP is a pure Ruby implementation of an SFTP client. It depends
on Net::SSH >= 0.6.0. This release is (tentatively) the first in
a series of beta releases intended to  hurry Net::SFTP to a shiny 1.0
release.

  project page: http://rubyforge.org/projects/net-ssh
  API docs: http://net-ssh.rubyforge.org/sftp/api

A user manual is in the works, and will probably be Hieraki-based. (I
just need to bite the bullet and set up Hieraki.)

This release introduces the following new features and bug fixes:

* Synchronous operations now work with Ruby 1.8.1.

* Added open_handle for opening a handle within an explicit
  (block-delimited) transaction.

    sftp.open_handle( "/foo/bar/baz", "w" ) do |handle|
      sftp.write( handle, "some data" )
      sftp.write( handle, "some more data" )
    end

* Added get_file and put_file convenience methods for reading
  directly from and writing directly to a file.

    sftp.get_file "/the/remote/file", "/the/local/path"
    sftp.put_file "/the/local/path", "/the/remote/file"

* Moved to a subversion repository at
  http://www.jamisbuck.org/svn/net-sftp

I apologize for the lack of documentation. SFTP will be as thoroughly
documented as Net::SSH before it's 1.0 release, I promise.

- Jamis

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Jamis Buck
jamis_buck / byu.edu
http://www.jamisbuck.org/jamis
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