[Ironruby-core] How we will do better at community outreach

John Lam (IRONRUBY) jflam at microsoft.com
Tue Apr 29 10:37:20 EDT 2008

Peter Bacon Darwin:

> What about the "fast-tracking the external Ruby library loading", idea?
> In other words, allowing external "IronRuby" library code to be
> developed and compiled into a separate assembly so that it can be
> loaded into the Ruby runtime via require "...".  (Not to be confused
> with "requiring" a straight .NET assembly, which of course we can do
> already).

Excellent idea. Will pop this to the top of the queue. This will also force us to initialize $: correctly at startup.

> This will allow separate OSS projects to be set up that really can have
> direct community interaction for those libraries that are not core to
> the IronRuby runtime.

Let me noodle on this idea this morning. I have some ideas but I wanted to run them past some folks around here first.

> In the long run, surely, this is the model that you want to have
> anyway.  So why not push toward it now?



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