[Nitro] [OT] Roll n' Rain

Aidan Rogers aidan at yoyo.org
Wed Jun 28 10:33:23 EDT 2006

I really think you need to rename Rain to Rock.  Having a package  
management duo called Rock and Roll is too good and opportunity to  
miss :-)

I'm sorry I didn't get time to help you with this - I know we talked  
about it a bit.  I think you implemented something very different to  
what I had in mind, but still it's cool to see something to challenge  
(the frankly awful) gems.

My favourite package management system is the ports system used by  
FreeBSD.  This allows a combination of binary packages and source  
file compilations to be used interchangeably.  I wanted to create  
something similar to that, which would handle arbitrarily  
installation of ruby stuff (as long as the package defined a way to  
'make' itself and a way to define dependencies).  I'll probably still  
have a go at doing this (should it be called Rorts? (http:// 
www.allwords.com/word-rort.html) :-) ).

Anyway, cool stuff T.  I've not had a chance to actually play with  
the code (t - 3 days to beta for SyncBridge) but will soon.


On 28/06/2006, at 8:18 AM, itsme213 wrote:

> Wow. Sounds too good to be true. Any downside at all you can think of?
> May be good to put up a web page with stuff like rationale,  
> architecture,
> advantages, smooth co-existence and transition, examples, some  
> examples,
> etc. before announcing to other ruby lists.
> Take 'em by surprise :-)
> "TRANS" <transfire at gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:4b6f054f0606271846u3e6829b5me68679593cf4de30 at mail.gmail.com...
>> On 6/27/06, James Britt <james.britt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Does it play well with gems?  For example, is it plausible that Roll
>>> could create and install a gem package as it might a .rpm or .deb  
>>> bundle?
>> Oops. I forgot to mention. Yes, it already can create Gems too. The
>> code actually came right out of Reap's package task.
>> T.
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