[Rubygems-developers] Specifying where to install the stub file

Jim Weirich jim at weirichhouse.org
Tue Jul 13 10:05:52 EDT 2004

Michael Neumann said:
> Jim Weirich wrote:
>> Michael, how do you feel about adding some gem specific logic to DBI?
>> It can be done is such a way that if rubygems is not available, then the
>> logic never triggers; but if rubygems is available, then we can search
>> the gem-space as well.-
> But then DBDs installed by rubygems and those installed via an
> install.rb script cannot coexist easily, and I have to release both the
> gems-version and one that can be installed via install.rb. Not sure
> whether it's worth.

I think we can gem-enable the code so that DBDs of both varieties can

> I am not sure if I should completely switch over to use rubygems for DBI
> or if it's to early for that. But if there is a clean way, I am glad to
> add it to the DBI.

I don't think its time to switch to a gem-only implementation, but we can
certainly gem-enable the software.

It's been awhile since I've looked at the DBD lookup code.  I'll review it
and make some suggestions.

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