[Rubygems-developers] RubyGems Alpha II?
gsinclair at soyabean.com.au
Wed Mar 31 08:24:22 EST 2004
On Wednesday, March 31, 2004, 12:57:51 AM, Chad wrote:
> Hello all,
> I think it's about time that we release Alpha II of RubyGems. We have
> created several new features since Alpha I, and it would be great to get
> people trying them out and providing feedback (the Alpha I release was
> extremely fruitful in getting you all to participate!):
Yeah, good idea. There's just a few issues.
> * Installing "binary" gems from source
> * Running gems' test suite on installation
I couldn't get this to work. Jim reported --gen-rdoc problems. I
broke it, basically, by being unaware of the data types involved.
> * Installing and managing multiple versions of applications (like Rake)
Heh, I didn't know this had been implemented.
> * Major cleanup of gem --options
> * Proxy support fixed/cleaned/finished
I can't get anything to work over my proxy at work. I plead
ignorance, poor error messages, and suboptimal interface. (Proxy
should "just work" if you have the env var set.)
> * gem command transparency for remote/local operations
Remote info is not implemented. Not a showstopper for an Alpha II
> There may be more that I'm not thinking of (my brain isn't working right
* config file support ('rdoc' and 'gempath' directives not yet
implemented and should be)
> We obviously need to finish documenting all this stuff before releasing.
Yes. What sort of format do you think?
> Anything else you all think we need before a release of Alpha II?
I vote we take advantage of a "release period" (i.e. feature freeze)
in order to clean up the code without changing behaviour. Some simple
things like formatting, comments; and some complex things like making
it clear what is being returned by install (etc.) methods.
All this sounds like a timeline of 3-4 weeks. Are there any other
features that people think we just must have before a release?
I'm looking forward to making all the documentation on the Wiki
describe the new interface.
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