John Joyce wrote:
> I know it's selfish, but...
> I would like rdoc to have the ability to build a landing page/portal 
> locally accessible in a browser.
> That way there would be quick, easy to navigate docs available from one 
> aggregate place.
> In addition to this, the ability to configure it to rebuild at 
> intervals/events. For example, after a gem is installed, or every Monday 
> morning at 3:00 would be convenient. Ideally, this would be daemonized 
> and maybe simply take advantage of platform-available tools (such as 
> chron on *nix's and whatever is available on Windows).

There's the gem server ("gem help server" for details), but I prefer a 
static page, so I just do the following after updating or installing 
gems and cleanup:

$ cat gem-update-docs
#!/usr/bin/env ruby

require "amrita/template"
include Amrita

Dir.chdir "/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/doc"

tmpl = TemplateText.new <<END
<title>Gem Docs</title>
<table border="1">
   <tr><th>Name</th><th>Title</th><th>Gem Docs</tr>
   <tr id=table1>
     <td id="name"></td>
     <td id="title"></td>
     <td><a id="gemdocs"></a></td>
   </tr>
</table>
END

links = Dir['*/rdoc/index.html']

linkdata = links.sort_by{|s|s.downcase}.map do |link|
   {
     :name     => link[/(.*?)\//,1],
     :title    => 
File.open(link).grep(/<title>/)[0][/<title>(.*?)<\/title>/,1],
     :gemdocs  => a(:href=>link) { link }
   }
end

data = {
    :table1 => linkdata
}

tmpl.prettyprint = true
tmpl.expand(File.open("index.html", "w"), data)

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