Damn you, you hippies!
It’s in my SVN repos but you can still get at MinusR if you are feeling hardcore.
I must admit that the whole thing does smell better than the original version. It turns out that changing the default behaviour of respond_to for different types has got easier since last time I looked as well. Go core team! It was also easier to test which normally indicates a sweeter smell of code. In the end it required more monkey patching that MinusR to get it to work correctly. It turns out that .rjs templates trigger a few hardcoded special cases to template handling and to get .ejs files to act the same required patching these hardcoded bits which is a shame. It looked like it was going to be nice and clean.
Now I’ve gone out of the way to make this version especially for you people you MUST use it. I’ll be checking…
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Awesome. I didn’t think DHH was a hippie though ;-)
Pratik at 23.11.06 / 19PM
I have to say, this is the way things should be done in the first place. Altough, overriding the .rjs behaviour would make using MinusR impossible for existing projects using the default RJS. So, MinusMOR is the way to go :) I’ll definitely use it from now on.
Rodrigo Kochenburger at 23.11.06 / 23PM
Just fixed a few issues in it and I’ve need to monkey patch part of the Rails core which was annoying. A bit of nasty hardcoding slipped in it seemed. Not quite as pretty as I’d have hoped but not bad.
Pratik: He’s hiding all that hippiness underneath a thin layer of ‘opinionated developer’....I’m on to him though :)
Dan at 24.11.06 / 00AM
Hum. Just out of interest, what is MinusMOR and where can I find more info on it?
Joel Moss at 24.11.06 / 01AM
Joel: Sorry, I should have linked back to the previous post. All will become clear once you read about MinusR.
Dan at 24.11.06 / 01AM
This is great, can’t wait to try it out.
binq at 24.11.06 / 04AM
Dan, thanks for creating MinusR+MinusMOR. My favourite plugin(s) of the month!
Dr Nic at 24.11.06 / 21PM
Great stuff. Please submit a patch to core that’ll make it easier to create your own template extensions that feel and smell just like the real thing.
DHH at 25.11.06 / 22PM
Thanks for this plugin especially in the ejs form.
Peter Michaux at 26.11.06 / 06AM
Thanks man, awesome work. I hope you can submit a patch to Rails to get a cleaner implementation. I’d hate to install this and then have some core change break it on an update
crayz at 26.11.06 / 19PM
Looks great! However, I’m having some issues with exempt_from_layout being undefined on ActionController::Base. Any ideas? Prolly something silly and I’m just stiill suffering from Turkey-induced woosiness… Sigh.
nap at 26.11.06 / 22PM
Do MinusR / MinusMOR require edge rails or something? When I installed MinusR it gave me a load time error about alias_method_chain not existing, and now MinusMOR is barfing on undefined method for “exempt_from_layout”.
oliver nicholas at 27.11.06 / 18PM
Oliver: Yes, alias_method_chain has turned up since the last set of gems and it sounds like exempt from layout has too but I didn’t know this previously. Since 1.2 is about to come out I’m not too worried though.
Dan at 27.11.06 / 20PM
I’m using 1.2 RC 1 on my dev box and still seem to be lacking exempt_from_layout…
nap at 27.11.06 / 20PM
That’s weird. If you look at the source taged as 1.2 RC1 in the Rails subversion repository it’s definitely there. Maybe you’re running from earlier gems or you have an old version frozen to vendor.
If you /script/console and do
Rails::VERSION::STRINGdo you get ‘1.2.0’?
Dan at 27.11.06 / 20PM
Well, version string reports as 1.1.6 but this is expected behavior until 1.2 is actually released. In the meantime, edge rails will report 1.2 but anyone using 1.2 RC 1 should still see ‘1.1.6’ as their version string. The updated gem will install as ‘rails-184.108.40.20618’ but the 5618 (SVN rev #) isn’t used by the version string.
fwiw, I’m not frozen to an older version or anything either. I too thought it was kinda weird. Will probably do a bit more spelunking tonight.
nap at 27.11.06 / 22PM
Nap: Yeah, sorry, you’re right. The RC does have the method though. Look here. Please lete me know if you find out what’s going on. Cheers!
Dan at 27.11.06 / 23PM
Seems that GemRails still points to 1.1.6 instead of 220.127.116.1118. No idea why. In any case, this is obviously fixed by just freezing the project on edge rails with the right tag.
rake rails:freeze:edge TAG=rel_1-2-0_RC1
Thanks for the help Dan; the plugin rocks.
nap at 28.11.06 / 00AM
Yes… Good idea.. if trains were invented today.. we would not replace the highways with railroad tracks… DUH!!!
Bob at 02.12.06 / 16PM
Very good plugin! I’ve become an overnight advocate of jQuery, so this is perfect for me.
You do have a bug, though! This was kind of a tricky one, but I found it in the source code. This bug doesn’t make itself known until you use Internet Explorer 7. It has to do with the Content-Type you set. Check line 26 in minus_mor.rb:
Good work, and take care!! Sean
Sean Gilbertson at 09.01.07 / 17PM