[Rubygems-developers] Deprecating gems

Jim Weirich jim at weirichhouse.org
Sun Apr 17 19:59:58 EDT 2005

On Sunday 17 April 2005 06:55 pm, Chad Fowler wrote:
> I like these ideas.  I especially like the fact that --source could be
> used to access archived gems.  The only thing I don't like about this is 
> that it would remove the ability to do a centralized search of every 
> gem ever deployed. 

If we got sufficiently sophisticated with --source, we could allow multiple 
sources, so a search could include the normal source and the archive site. 
(In fact, I thought that was the way it worked until a week ago when I tried 
to install a gem from one source that had dependencies on gems from 
another ... I was surprised that gem couldn't resolve the dependencies across 

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