But, what happens when you need to create a startup database schema for your plugin? Obviously you cannot attach a .sql file just next to README… this is not the Ruby on Rails way!
Luckily our problems are ended! Using the Rails 1.2 RC1 version and 3 plugins you can add a marvelous db:migrate:plugins task to your app!
First of all freeze rails at the 1.2 RC1 version:
rake rails:freeze:edge TAG=rel_1-2-0_RC1
Then install the three required plugins:
- Plugin dependencies
- Loaded plugins
- Plugin migrations
Now just put your plugin migrations inside the plugin db folder and you can finally use tasks like.
rake db:migrate:plugins PLUGIN=acts_as_random
rake db:migrate:plugins PLUGIN=acts_as_random VERSION=3