[Rubygems-developers] Design notes for RubyGems 2

Gavin Sinclair gsinclair at soyabean.com.au
Mon Jun 7 18:08:58 EDT 2004

On Tuesday, June 8, 2004, 5:41:48 AM, Curt wrote:

> Gavin Sinclair wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Attached are my notes about the idea of a repository for RubyGems and
>> much else.  I hope you find it enjoyable reading :)

> This is excellent!

> Looks like my delay in being able to work on the RubyGems Browser may work
> to my advantage.  :-)

That's good.  An application developer is exactly the market that
needs to be pleased.

> I only have one minor comment -- its seems like gross overkill to have to
> download the entire gem just to get at the readme. This might not be a big
> deal for many gems, but some of the gems I'm likely to be creating could
> easily run 2 to 10mb.

Thanks for undermining my casual assumption :)

> How about updating the gem spec to allow a copy of the readme be there, then
> the gem spec would have everything you need.

It seems a bit weird duplicating a whole file in the spec, but
otherwise a good enough solution.  Let's see what the others think.


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