[Rubygems-developers] [ANNOUNCE] RubyGems Release 0.8.11

Bill Guindon agorilla at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 21:18:48 EDT 2005


Finally got my setup working on WinXP the other day (did a brute force
removal of all gem related items, killed GEM_PATH env. variable, and
reinstalled in default dir).

Anyway, did the update, and all seems fine.

On 7/13/05, Jim Weirich <jim at weirichhouse.org> wrote:
> = Announce: RubyGems Release 0.8.11
> 
> RubyGems Version 0.8.11 is now available.  This release includes a
> number of fixes and enhancements, including the work from the Seattle
> Ruby Brigade's RubyGems codefest.
> 
> * Improved performance
> * Ability to sign gems (see http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/21)
> * New Command: gem contents -- List the contents of an installed gem
> * New Command: gem rdoc -- Generate rdoc files from an installed gem
> 
> == What is RubyGems?
> 
> RubyGems is a package management system for Ruby applications and
> libraries.  RubyGems one command download makes installing Ruby software
> fun and enjoyable again. (Ok, not really.)
> 
> Many gems are available for download from the RubyForge site.  Browse
> the list of gems with a "gem list --remote" command and download what
> you need with a simple "gem install <name-of-gem>".  RubyGems takes care
> of the details of installing, not only the gem you requested, but also
> any gems needed by the software you selected.
> 
> == RubyGems Statistics
> 
> * About 326 different gems available (Around 100 new gems since the
>   0.8.10 release)
> * Nearly 64,000 downloads of the RubyGems software
> * Almost 600,000 gem downloads
> 
> If you are interested in finding out when new gems are released, I
> maintain an RSS feed at http://onestepback.org/gemwatch.rss.
> 
> == How can I get RubyGems?
> 
> If you have a recent version of RubyGems (0.8.5 or later), then all
> you need to do is:
> 
>   $ gem update --system   (you might need to be admin/root)
> 
> (Note: You may have to run the command twice if you have any previosly
> installed rubygems-update gems).
> 
> If you have an older version of RubyGems installed, then you can still
> do it in two steps:
> 
>   $ gem install rubygems-update  (again, might need to be admin/root)
>   $ update_rubygems              (... here too)
> 
> If you don't have any gems install, there is still the pre-gem
> approach to getting software ... doing it manually:
> 
> 1. DOWNLOAD FROM: http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=126
> 2. UNPACK INTO A DIRECTORY AND CD THERE
> 3. INSTALL WITH:  ruby setup.rb all  (you may need admin/root privilege)
> 
> == Recent Changes
> 
> * -y is a synonym for --include-dependencies.
> * Better handling of errors in the top level rescue clause.
> * Package list command (e.g. gem inspect GEM).
> * .gemrc now allows cvsrc-like options to set defaults per subcommand.
> * The autorequire gem spec field will now accept a list.
> * Substituted Time for Date in specs, increasing performance
>   dramatically.
> * Fixed reported bug of gem directories ending in "-" (reported by
>   Erik Hatcher).
> * Fixed but in installer that caused dependency installation to not
>   work.
> * Added Paul Duncan's gem signing patch.
> * Added Mark Hubbart's Framework patch (for better integration with OS
>   X).
> * Added David Glasser's install-from-mirror patch.
> * Additional internal structural cleanup and test reorganization.
> 
> == What's Next
> 
> We will probably see one more release in the 0.8.x series (hopefully
> soon) where the source index download function will be revised to
> perform better with a large number gems.
> 
> After that, the 0.9.x series will start unifying the local and remote
> installers to get more consistent behavior.
> 
> == Thanks
> 
> Major contributors to this release include:
> 
> * Thanks to the  Seattle Ruby  Brigade (Doug  Beaver,  Ryan Davis, Pat
>   Eyler, Eric Hodel,  Evan Webb, and Aaron  Johnson) for the work they
>   did in their code fest.
> 
> * Thanks to Paul Duncan for the gem signing patch.
> 
> * Thanks to Mark Hubbart for the Mac OS X framework patch.
> 
> * Thanks to Doug Kearns for catching some embarassing typos in several
>   error messages.
> 
> Keep those gems coming!
> 
> -- Jim & Chad (for the RubyGems team)
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-- 
Bill Guindon (aka aGorilla)



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