Hi, ruby lovers.

I am glad to announce 0.3.0 release of Cerberus CI tool. This release is 
claimed to be greatest step in Cerberus development.

Release 0.3.0 brings new cool features that were requested by Cerberus 
users.

== Highlight whats new in current release.
* Added support of Darcs VCS. Darcs is a modern distributed VCS and now 
it is possible to use Darcs together with Cerberus.
To use it just add to configuration file following section
scm:
  type: darcs
  url: http://somerepourl

* Campfire is a team collaboration tool from 37Signals. As many rubyists 
use it Cerberus team added publisher that allows sending Cerberus 
notification right to Campfire rooms. To use it add to config

publisher:
  campfire:
    url: http://somelogin:password / domain.campfirenow.com/room/51660

  It is great when you favorite tools are integrated together.

* Added changeset_url option. Trac is great tool and you could see 
repository changes in your browser by url like this one 
http://dev.rubyonrails.org/changeset/5317
  Cerberus team added support of this feature. Now all notifications 
contain link to browsable changeset.
  To activate it just add Trac url to your config by following option.
changeset_url: http://dev.rubyonrails.org/changeset/

  It is REALLY cool when you favorite tool are integrated to each other 
:)

* Added possibility to specify user_name and password for Subversion.
  If your subversion repository is restricted by login/password you 
could specify them in configuration.
  Just add them to 'scm' section of configuration file
scm:
  url: svn+ssh://somerepourl/trunk
  user_name: svnurl
  password: svn passsword


== What is Cerberus?
Cerberus is a Continuous Builder software. Cerberus could be 
periodically run from any scheduler and check if application tests were 
broken. If it happened then Cerberus would send notification to 
developers.

== There are several CI solutions already present, why do you need to 
use Cerberus?
Main advantages of Cerberus over other solutions are:
 1) Cerberus could be run on any machine not only where SVN repository 
located.
 2) Cerberus works not only for Rails projects, but for any other Ruby 
projects as well as for other platforms (Maven2 for Java)
 3) Cerberus is a multiplatform solution: it runs excellent both on *nix 
and Windows.
 4) Cerberus distributed via RubyGems, so it is very easy to install and 
very easy to update to the latest stable version. Just do 'gem install 
cerberus'
 5) Cerberus very easy to start using. Just type 'cerberus add 
PROJECT_URL|PROJECT_DIR'
 6) Cerberus is lightweight solution: most of the time ruby process even 
not runs - Rake run only in case if changes in project sources were 
find.

To use Cerberus it is very easy. First install it. Easiest way to do it 
with RubyGems package manager.

'gem install cerberus'

or get Cerberus distribution package right from download page 
http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=1794&release_id=7533

then you need to add project that will be watched by Cerberus. Do it by

cerberus add (DIR|SVN_URL) APPLICATION_NAME=some_app 
RECIPIENTS=dev1 / project.com,dev2 / project.com

as second parameter you could pass URL to subversion repository or 
directory with working SVN folder.

Go to ~./cerberus and edit config.yml file (only once after installing 
Cerberus). Enter your configuration options here like email server, 
password, user_name and other options. See ActiveMailer description - 
Cerberus uses it as notification layer. My config file looks like this

publisher:
  mail:
    address: mail.somesever.com
    user_name: anatol
    password: anatol
    domain: somesever.com
    authentication: login

Also check ~/.cerberus/config/<APPLICATION_NAME>.yml and make sure that 
you have right options.

And then run Cerberus

cerberus build APPLICATION_NAME    #Run project
or
cerberus buildall     #Run all available projects

It will check out latest sources and run tests for your application. If 
tests are broken - recipients will receive notifications.

But of course better run Cerberus automatically from Cron. Run Cerberus 
for project each 10 minutes would be ok.

== License

This plugin is licensed under the MIT license. Complete license text is 
included in the LICENSE file.

== Author

This software was created by Anatol Pomozov <anatol.pomozov / gmail.com> 
and is located at http://cerberus.rubyforge.org.

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