[Rubygems-developers] Remote Installer Progress

Gavin Sinclair gsinclair at soyabean.com.au
Fri Dec 3 20:22:30 EST 2004


On Friday, December 3, 2004, 6:37:32 PM, Jim wrote:

> (1) Support for a user writable cache file if the system wide file is not
> writable.  The user writable file will be $HOME/.gem/source_cache 
> (overridable via GEMCACHE env variable).  I do attempt to find a reasonable
> home directory for windows machines (see the find_home method in 
> rubygems.rb).  Also, I'm not sure if ".gem" is an appropriate name when in
> windows, I'm open to suggestions.

Wouldn't a more descriptive name be better, like .gem-cache?

Gavin



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