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- Subject: Re: [ANN] slingshot 7 released
- From: Coda Highland <chighland@...>
- Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:40:05 -0700
On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 7:19 AM, Gary Vaughan <email@example.com> wrote:
> Slingshot releases rocks!
> I am happy to announce the release of Slingshot version 7.
> Slingshot's home page is at http://github.com/gvvaughan/slingshot
> The idea of Slingshot is to provide a common infrastructure to
> build and release luarocks from Lua packages on github, automating
> administrative project tasks such as:
> - managing a separate github release branch
> - generating rockspec files
> - making luarocks uploads
> - emailing release announcements
> - bootstrapping autotools
> - launching Specl checks
> This is the first public release of Slingshot, though I have been
> using it to manage releases of stdlib, luaposix, lyaml, Specl, Zile
> and others for more than a year now, where it has saved me a metric
> bucket-load of time. I'd be delighted if it can help improve your
> workflows too.
> Feedback, especially in the form of patches, always welcome!
> * Noteworthy changes in release 7 (2014-07-31) [stable]
> ** New Features:
> - Slingshot now requires a LuaRocks binary that supports the
> upload command (such as the 2.2.0 beta release) and uses that to
> upload rockspecs directly to the moonrocks repository, rather
> than emailing the luarocks-developer list with an upload request.
> - `mkrockspecs` accepts a new `--branch` option for generating a
> git/scm rockspec that pulls that branch instead of master.
> - `mkrockspecs` accepts a new `--repository` option to cope with
> releasing a LuaRock from a repository with a different name, e.g:
> `stdlib-36-1.rockspec` from `http://github.com/rrthomas/lua-stdlib`.
> - Slingshot bootstrap will check rockspecs listed in $buildreq,
> according to the URL part of a specification-triple ending in
> `.rockspec`. So that we don't have to install, say, LDoc twice for
> Travis (once in the system rocks tree so that bootstrap won't bomb
> out with a missing rockspec error, and then again in the project
> rocks tree after luarocks-config.ld has been built by make), the
> rockspec version checks can be short-circuited by setting an APPVAR
> in bootstrap's environment, e.g:
> LDOC=`pwd`/luarocks/bin/ldoc ./bootstrap
> - Slingshot bootstrap accepts a new `--luarocks-tree` option to
> check a particular tree for prerequisite rocks.
> - `build-aux/merge-sections` has a new `--verbose` flag that reports
> progress to stderr in real time.
> - Remove m4/ax_compare_version.m4 and dependencies, resulting in a
> slightly faster and smaller configure.
> ** Bugs fixed:
> - `bootstrap` now has `slingshot_copy` merged in correctly.
> - `mkrockspecs` generates build.modules keys correctly for the
> `foo/bar/init.lua` pattern.
> Install it with LuaRocks, using:
> luarocks --server=http://rocks.moonscript.org install slingshot 7
> Or, with a recent enough luarocks binary:
> luarocks install slingshot 7
> If the latest rocks are not yet available from the official repositories,
> you can install directly from the slingshot release branch, with:
> $ luarocks install \
So is it called "slingshot" because it's a tool that makes it easy to
launch rocks? :D