[Rubygems-developers] Missing functions
scholz at scriptolutions.com
Thu Jun 2 18:36:46 EDT 2005
>> 3) Give a detailed description of a GEM.
>> Simply dumping a YAML file of the Specification is a easy hack but
>> it's not what people want to see, especially on a front end. So a
>> more readable output (like the "dependency" which is already
>> implemented) should be implemented.
JW> Ok, I hear you. There's a lot of information in the gem. Any thoughts on
JW> how you would like to see it displayed.
My idea would be BlueCloth formatted text output.
I will now write my own subroutine to get the data out of the specs. But i'm
scared that this will be out of date soon, so i would prefer a better looking
and maintained format.
JW> Although, if you are doing a front end, I would imagine the YAML would be
JW> what you want for easy parsing.
>> 4) Update should also work on individual gems or list of gems.
>> Updating all gems is too restrictive as it results in unwanted
>> garbage on your disk and huge downloads.
JW> The update command should work for invidual gems. Are you having problems
JW> with it?
Okay it was just a documentation problem. Seems to work now
is telling me something else. But this documentation has a lot of bugs.
Is it a wiki or can someone give me the email address of the
documentation maintainer ?
Lothar Scholz mailto:scholz at scriptolutions.com
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