[Ironruby-core] Ironruby and Gentoo Linux
ali_bush at gentoo.org
Wed Jul 7 08:11:11 EDT 2010
Im a developer/packager for Gentoo Linux  and I have been looking at
packaging IronRuby. Within gentoo the long-term goal would be to have all
>300 ruby packages ( could be anything from gems to applications ) supported
by IronRuby (this also includes their unit tests ) and to have the ability
to set IronRuby as the system ruby implementation ( ie no cruby just IronRuby
We have ways of supporting specific ruby implementations so minor compatibility
issues wont be a problem. So don't start worrying :)
Hopefully you guys are interested in this as I would like to get IronRuby into
a state where it is easy to package. This leads me onto the following...
I noticed that within your git repository you have the Microsoft.Dynamic and
Scripting projects. I also believe that they are replicated in the
IronPython tree but have different assembly version numbers. this is fine by
itself but more concerned about pulling 2 version of a package from 2 different
Is there a master repository for these projects. Is it safe to package
directly them from your repository ( ie have you made any changes to them?
would ironpython have?)
I also checked out your git repository and have noticed the some of the
Rakefiles are missing. (eg Languages/Ruby/Rakefile ). It seems that you guys
had continuous integration for mono but that website seems to be down.
 Gentoo is a source-based linux distro, we compile everything from source.
even things that don't get compiled like ruby/perl are "compiled". see
www.gentoo.org for more.
 From a ruby perspective the major benefit of  is that we can run the
packages testsuite before we install the package. In rubys case we could run
the testsuite against multiple implementations of ruby ( ruby18 ruby18 ree
jruby and eventually ironruby with any luck)
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