I am pleased to announce the release of version 0.1.1 of Arti,
a toolkit for mechanized documentation for Rails. Arti can be
used in either "merged" or "remote" mode. In either case, it
analyzes the source code of a Rails application, generating:
* pretty-printed source code listings
* Graphviz-based diagrams of file usage
* RDoc-based documentation pages
* statistics on lines of code, etc.
The results are then made available as Rails pages. Although
it's very early days for this project, I think that it shows
promise. So, I'm looking for candidates of target Rails apps,
and folks who are willing to download and try it out.
To get a quick look at Arti's capabilities, visit
which uses Arti on a copy of the Mephisto weblog engine. To
get a quick look at Arti's own code and organization, see
which uses Arti on itself!
Finally, the main Arti URL is