Rake plugin

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Plugin ID rake Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
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Required Core
1.8.0 (archives)
Mar 13, 2014
Source Code
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David Calavera (id: david_calavera)
Usage Installations 2014-Nov 2983
2014-Dec 2863
2015-Jan 2946
2015-Feb 2948
2015-Mar 3075
2015-Apr 3039
2015-May 3002
2015-Jun 3041
2015-Jul 3063
2015-Aug 3015
2015-Sep 3023
2015-Oct 3023

This plugin allows Jenkins to invoke Rake tasks as build steps.
The plugin detects the ruby VM installed on the host and it allows you to include new instances. You can configure Jenkins to allow that each project will select the installation that will use.

This plugin works as other builders like Ant builder or Gant builder. You just need to specify the Rake tasks to run but you can also configure other Rake options.

Rvm integration

Since version 1.7 the Rake plugin also detects the machine's Rvm installation and collects its Ruby instances to use them as normal instances:

If your Rvm installation is not in the default directory, $HOME/.rvm, the path can be modified into the Jenkins' system configuration panel:


1.8.0 (2014/03/13)
  • Minor feature: Reload the gemsets where rake is not found. Thanks to Brian Fletcher (@punkle) for pull request #15.
  • Minor improvement: Order list of rake installations for the dropdown. Thanks to Brian Fletcher (@punkle) for pull request #16.
  • Minor feature: Add option to use bundle exec. Thanks to Scott Nelson (@sanelson2000) for pull request #17.
1.7.8 (2013/08/06)
  • Work around JRE bug that prevents the default rake installation from being used on Windows (JENKINS-18822)
1.7.7 (2011/08/13)
  • Ensure we search global gemsets for the rake gem, and update path accordingly
  • Make sure the global path is added in addition to the gemset path
  • Ensure we include the Ruby bin path (needed by JRuby)
1.7.6 (2011/03/22)
  • Add rvm bin path to the environment path
  • Add initial path to the environment
  • Fix gems bin parent directory
1.7.3 (2010/10/30)
  • Rake Plugin does not properly discover available gemsets. (issue GH-1)
1.7.2 (2010/10/28)
  • Rake plugin can't always find Rake with rvm installed. (JENKINS-7947)
1.7.1 (2010/09/21)
  • Rake plugin fails when job configured to use (Default) Rake installation. (JENKINS-7530)
1.7 (2010/09/18)
  • Autodetect Rvm installation and its Ruby instances. rvm
1.6.3 (2010/04/16)
  • Maintenance release, fixing JENKINS-5110 and JENKINS-6194.
1.5 (2009/03/16)
  • Custom root directory added
  • Bug fixed: when you added several build tasks they copied data from the first one.
1.4 (2009/01/20)
  • Some bugs fixed
1.2 (2008/09/18)
  • Rake version selector moved to a separated template in order to use it in dependent plugins.
1.1 (2008/08/22)
  • Updated to keep up with changes in Hudson core 1.250 (report)


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