[Rubygems-developers] Adoption

Paul Duncan pabs at pablotron.org
Thu Oct 21 14:44:41 EDT 2004


* Mauricio Fern?ndez (batsman.geo at yahoo.com) wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 10:54:54PM -0400, Marcel Molina Jr. wrote:
> > Newcomer to the list here. A hello to everyone. Aside from being
> > interested in rubygems in general, I'd like to start seeing a lot of
> > existing libraries and applications turned into gems. I'm sort of thinking
> > of it in terms of porting the RAA to Gems ;). I've spoken briefly to Chad
> 
> The RAA isn't that big really... there are many dead projects (404 and/or
> broken codebases), unpackageable entries (web pages, etc), duplicate
> entries, etc... OTOH many projects are not listed in RAA: for instance,
> those on Rubyforge are often missing.

Semi-OT:

Does anyone know if the full XML dump of RAA is still accessible
anywhere?  The old URL doesn't work any more, and I'd like to mess
around with it a little bit.

(The recent items list still works, but not the full list URL).

> > about this. I'd like to know what the list thinks of this and/or I'd like
> > to get an idea from list members of what they think the most gem-worthy
> > non-gemified libs are. I'm aiming to read up on the list archives in
> > the next few days to try to get up to steam with the current goings on
> > and get an idea of the projects trajectory. I wouldn't mind gemifying
> > a handful of libs a day for some time into the unforeseeable future. A
> > pretty long list could be gradually dispatched rather painlessly. Thanks
> > and glad to be here. Looking forward to it.
> 
> Are you also willing to maintain those packages and provide some support
> for them (e.g. handle bug reports, release package revisions, etc)?
> In my experience (I have packaged over 130 libs/apps for RPA), just
> keeping the packages up-to-date can be quite some work at times...
> 
> If you want to see what people are asking for, as far as packages are
> concerned, you can take a look at
>  http://rpa-base.rubyforge.org/wiki/wiki.cgi?Package_Requests
> and the list of libs/apps I've packaged so far:
>  http://rpa-base.rubyforge.org/wiki/wiki.cgi?Packaged_Software
> (many were packaged on demand).
> 
> It would be very nice if you could package Ruby DBI: that's something
> many other libraries depend on and it is used fairly often. It seems
> non-trivial, though.
> 
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