[Rubygems-developers] Re: [Wxruby-users] RubyGems and wxRuby

Curt Hibbs curt at curthibbs.us
Thu Apr 15 23:50:23 EDT 2004

Richard Kilmer wrote:
> On Apr 15, 2004, at 11:15 PM, Curt Hibbs wrote:
> >
> > So Rich, my question to you is this: Can I construct a RubyGem such 
> > that I
> > can have several alternative, pre-built binaries, and get the correct 
> > one
> > installed for the user's platform?
> >
> > Curt
> >
> >
> I don't think you want to have a single gem with every binary in it, but
> a gem binary for each platform.  Is that right?  I believe we have this
> capability now...Chad???

Yes, having a separate gem for each platform would be best.

> I know in the Gem spec you can specify the platform (win32, etc).  The
> question is how does the installer deal with multiple available gems
> (of the same name) but of different platforms.  Chad and I talked of
> this, but I don't know the state of the implementation.

I knew I might be pushing the envelop here!  :-)


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