Copland IoC Container

Copland is an Inversion of Control (IoC) container, in the same vein as HiveMind, Spring, and PicoContainer (in the Java universe). It borrows concepts, terminology, and even some architecture from HiveMind, with the exception that it uses YAML for the package descriptors instead of XML.

Downloading

You may download Copland from Copland’s RubyForge project, at rubyforge.org/projects/copland. Copland is distributed both as a RubyGem, and as a Ruby library.

Installation

Copland is distributed as a gem, which makes it extremely easy to download, install, and use. However, it requires that you have RubyGems installed, first.

Assuming you have RubyGems installed, all you have to do is:

  gem --remote-install copland

This will install the latest version of Copland.

Copland is also distributed as a Ruby library. It’s not as easy to install this way, but it works. Simply grab the latest copland package from the website, untar it, and install it by typing:

  ruby setup.rb

Or, if you want a little more control over the installation:

  ruby setup.rb --help

This will show you the options that are available to you, and then you can do each stage of the installation manually:

  ruby setup.rb config
  ruby setup.rb setup
  ruby setup.rb install

Manual

For more information about Copland, such as an overview and tutorials, see the Copland manual at copland.rubyforge.org.

Credits

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License

Copland is copyright © 2004 Jamis Buck. It is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms of the BSD licence:

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      * The names of its contributors may not be used to endorse or promote
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The Copland manual and all software used to build it are distributed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 1.0 Creative Commons license. Distribute it and modify it all you want, but give me credit and distribute your changes under an identical license.