[Note: I'm reposting this to the mailing list since I think
the gateway was down when I posted through news:comp.lang.ruby]

Hello,

So I'm finally getting around to learning how to package
a gem with rake, and I've found that in addition to Chad's
wonderful Pickaxe writeup, looking at other people's Rakefiles
has been a great help.

However, at least one question still lingers:

  In Rake's Rakefile, I am puzzled by why lines 176-179 are
  not replaced by s.rdoc_options=rd.options similar to
  the way s.extra_rdoc_files=rd.rdoc_files is done on the
  line before -- see

   http://rubyforge.org/plugins/scmsvn/viewcvs.php/rake/Rakefile?annotate=1.73&root=rake

  Jim, in case you read this, there is a typo in the
  the header comments -> "is may be"?

FWIW, it took me a while to figure out that I needed to use

  rake package

to get rake to spit out all three types of packages I had
requested; Chad's Pickaxe writeup only has an explicit-
target example, so I was doing,

  rake pkg/fUnit-0.0.1.gem
  rake pkg/fUnit-0.0.1.tgz
  rake pkg/fUnit-0.0.1.zip

If you want to take a look at my current Rakefile mess,
and offer patches, see

  http://rubyforge.org/plugins/scmsvn/viewcvs.php/trunk/Rakefile?root=funit&view=markup

Thanks,
--
Bil
http://fun3d.larc.nasa.gov