[Rubygems-developers] RubyGem GUI Browser

Curt Hibbs curt at curthibbs.us
Fri Mar 26 10:15:08 EST 2004


Chad Fowler wrote:
>
> On Mar 24, 2004, at 8:49 AM, Curt Hibbs wrote:
>
> > I want to solicit your thoughts and ideas. What features should it
> > have, how
> > should it be presented, etc. Here my off-the-top-of-my-head list of
> > features:
> >
> > Primary Features:
> > - browse list of installed gems
> > - browse default remote repository
> > - browse a specified remote repository
> > - initiate gem installation & removal
> >
> > Browse-List Display Options:
> > - filter displayed list (using regex against name or categories)
> > - group displayed list by category
> >
> > Other Features:
> > - display a gem's meta-data
> > - browse a gem's rdoc
> >
> > You brainstorming help would be munch appreciated.
>
> I'm imagining something similar to an RSS news aggregator as an
> interface.  I would like to be able to set "favorites" or gems I want
> to track, and have the tool actually keep track of new versions of
> those gems (or just new things in general).  So, it would be kind of an
> emailish interface.  It may even be useful to be able to setup your own
> personal "folders" or other means with which to keep track of available
> gems.

Yes, yes, yes... very good ideas! I especially like the idea of automatic
tracking of new gems and/or specific gems.

Curt
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