[Rubygems-developers] Should I include RubyGems in the next RubyInstaller for Windows

Curt Hibbs curt at hibbs.com
Tue Jul 20 22:51:27 EDT 2004

That should have said "Matz" -- I think my spell checker changed it on me...


Curt Hibbs wrote:
> As soon as Mats releases 1.8.2, I'm going to be releasing a 
> updated version
> of the Ruby Installer for Windows. I would like to include RubyGems
> pre-installed in this upcoming release, but I have a couple questions:
> 1) Is RubyGems ready for this? For example, is the gem format 
> stable enough?
> 2) Since the windows installer essentially copies a predefined directory
> tree somewhere on the user's machine, are there any other things 
> that I need
> to do ensure that RubyGems is properly installed? Set any 
> environment vars?
> Run a config script? Create a config file?
> The download stats for the Ruby Installer show a increasing 
> interest in Ruby
> on Windows, so I think it would be a big advantage to get a pre-installed
> RubyGems on every Windows desktop.
> Thanks,
> Curt
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