Having finished Hartl's great Rails Tutorial I'm now working my way through the very good jQuery - Novice to Ninja by Castledine and Sharkie. While I've able to include jquery.js and jquery-ui.js in my rails projects, I'm getting stuck when it comes to adding other jQuery plugins.
I've figured out that when the plugins are hosted on github, I can import them into my project using the command line and:
[my rails app]$ rails install [github URL]
- If 1 and 2 are both "no's," is there a more elegant way to move the files from vendor/plugins/ than $mv or copying and pasting?
Note: Through web searching I've come across 37signals' sprokets gem at http://getsprockets.org/
which seems like it might be useful at some point but beyond my current needs and understanding.
Grateful for any thoughts!