Announce: puppet-strings 1.0.0 released!

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Will Hopper

Nov 28, 2016, 4:14:31 PM11/28/16
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Hello, all! Today we're happy to announce the release of puppet-strings 1.0.0! For those unfamiliar with the project, Strings is a YARD-based documentation tool for Puppet extensions that are written in Puppet and Ruby. Given some simple in-code comments containing YARD tags, it will generate consistent HTML or JSON documentation for all of your Puppet 3x/4x API functions, Puppet language functions, Ruby classes, Ruby methods, types, and providers.

This release includes minor bug fixes based on feedback from the recent 0.99.0 release. We also slightly modified the JSON schema for Puppet functions (see below).

  - The JSON schema for Puppet functions has been altered to include a new 'signatures' top-level key (PDOC-125)
      - Includes information about all function signatures (overloads). Existing overload key format has been preserved
  - Reworked README for enhanced clarity (PDOC-133)

Bug fixes:
  - Fixed an issue where the search box in the code navigator overlapped list items below it (PDOC-93)
  - Strings can now handle multiple `defaultfor` calls in Puppet providers (PDOC-95)
  - Fixed an issue preventing the generated _index.html file from being uploaded to GitHub pages via the gh_pages task (PDOC-120)
  - Fixed several issues with String's handling of Puppet 3.x and 4.x function return types (PDOC-135), (PDOC-136)
  - Fixed an issue where String's didn't properly parse overloads if no summary description was provided (PDOC-129)
  - Strings now correctly handles Puppet 3.x functions when the `newfunction` call is on a newline (PDOC-122)
  - Fixed an issue where certain Ruby string constructs were incompletely stripped from some docstrings (PDOC-126)
  - Hanging indents from type feature descriptions are now properly stripped (PDOC-127)

Never used Strings? Check out our recent blog post to learn more!

The ruby gem can be found here:

For installation and usage instructions, see

To track issues related to this release or report issues, see the PDOC Jira project:

William Hopper
Software Engineer
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