[Rubygems-developers] Re: Ruby Gems feedback
chad at chadfowler.com
Tue Mar 16 21:43:52 EST 2004
On Mar 16, 2004, at 5:21 PM, riso302 at charter.net wrote:
> Hello chad,
Hi Scott. I've made some changes in the rubygems CVS repository based
on this email. Comments inlined below....
> Here are some minor issues I noticed:
> UserDoc.html corrections
> 1) In addtion to installing each gem in a directory << addtion s/b
> 1) This may not be necessary in furture versions of Ruby << furture
> s/b future
> 2) You just 'require' the rubygems library, then 'gem_require' each
> gem you want to use. << 'gem_require' s/b 'require_gem'
Fixed, thanks. I guess we need to use a spell checker. :)
> bin directory oddities
> Couple of extra .cmd.cmd files are turning up in the ruby\bin
> gem.cmd.cmd << doesn't belong
> gem_server.cmd.cmd << doesn't belong
I'm not sure what's causing this yet. Will need to try it on Windows
(which is a little inconvenient for me at home).
> gem help
> Inconsistency in case ( gem / Gem ) in gem help:
> Usage: gem [options]
> -b, --build=GEMSPEC Build a gem file from spec
> -i, --install=GEMFILE Install a gem from local gem file
> -u, --uninstall=GEMNAME Uninstall a previously installed
> --info=GEMNAME Display details about an
> installed Gem
> --dir=DIRNAME Installation directory for the Gem
> --gen-rdoc Generate RDoc documentation for
> the Gem
> --list List installed Gems
Fixed. Embarrassingly, this isn't the first time I've heard this one.
> Nice to have an option to show all available gems. Perhaps gem
> --search * or just blank. Searching on a hyphen seems to do the trick
> as a workaround.
I've been using the same hack. I added a separate option to list all
of them. gem --remote-list now does the trick.
> Case-insensitive sorting of the results would be handy especially as
> the list grows. Here's the current output from 'gem --search -':
> Would also be great to be able to see the summary info for gems on the
> remote server such as:
> RubyJDWP-0.0.1 - Ruby implementation of the Java Debug Wire
> Protocol. This version is pre-alpha..
Done. Good one, thanks.
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