Mr Bones is a collection of rake tasks and a ruby command line application for creating projects from templates and building / testing / releasing those projects. It is similar to Hoe and Jeweler.

If you find yourself hacking on a project that is using Mr Bones, you can get your development environment up and running quickly with these two steps:

  gem install bones
  rake gem:install_dependencies

The "install_dependencies" rake task is provided by Mr Bones. It looks at the dependencies required to do development work on the project you're hacking. If some of those dependencies are missing, it will download and install the needed gems.

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