[ANN] Ruby-VPI 0.8

Ruby-VPI is a Ruby interface to Verilog VPI. It lets you create
complex Verilog test benches easily and wholly in Ruby.

Website: http://ruby-vpi.rubyforge.org

Download: http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=1339&release_id=6229

SVN tag: svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/ruby-vpi/tags/0.8

= Version 0.8 (2006-07-29)

== Summary

This release adds a tutorial to the user manual, and improves the
tools and examples.

== Details

=== User manual

* A tutorial, based on the counter example, has been added to the
user manual.

* The user manual's appearance has been dramatically improved with
syntax coloring for source code, and {graphics for admonitions and

* The examples' <tt>Rakefile</tt>s now invoke all tests present in
the directory.

=== Examples

* A specification, expressed in unit test format, has been added to
the counter example.

* A <b>--name</b> or <b>-n</b> option, which lets you specify an
identifier for a generated test, has been added to the
<tt>generate_test.rb</tt> tool.

* Running <code>rake clobber</code> in an example directory no
longer destroys documentation in the Ruby-VPI directory.

=== VPI utility layer

* The value of a handle's boolean VPI property is treated as +false+
if it is zero, because zero is +false+ in the C language.

== Acknowledgment

* Thanks to Phil Tomson for correcting the URL of the RHDL website,
in the user manual.