[Rubygems-developers] RubyGems 0.8.10 Prerelease Ready

chad at chadfowler.com chad at chadfowler.com
Fri Mar 25 16:25:21 EST 2005


> Ok, I've got a version of RubyGems I'd like to release.  Considering the
> fact
> that the last releases needed a quick fix after publicly announcing them,
> I'm
> announcing them here first, with a view to doing a public announcement in
> day
> or two (probably Sunday evening).
>
> Two bug fixes in this release
>
> (1) Better handling for pinning required versions of libraries (thanks to
> Tobias Luetke for helping with this one).
>
> (2) Better gem update --sysgem handling.
>
> I would like some help testing (2), particularly on windows box (which I
> don't
> have acces to at the moment).
>
> Here's what you need to do to test (2).  Manually download (do not use the
> gem
> update command here!) the 0.8.9.3 version of RubyGems from
>
>     http://onestepback.org/betagems/gems/rubygems-update-0.8.9.3.gem
>
> Then do a local install with it. Something like
>
>   $ gem install rubygems-update-0.8.9.3.gem
>   $ update_rubygems
>
> should do the trick.  Version 0.8.9.3 is essentially identical to version
> 0.8.10, but with a smaller version number.  That allows us to do the
> following command ...
>
>   $ gem update --system --source http://onestepback.org/betagems
>
> After that installs, double check that the gem command claims to be
> version
> 0.8.10.
>
>   $ gem --version       # should report 0.8.10
>
> As I mentioned, I'm particularly interested that I didn't break how this
> works
> on windows boxes.
>
> I also attached the 0.8.10 announcement for review.
>
> Thanks to everyone for their help.
>

So far, it looks like it's working fine for me on Windows.  I followed the
steps above to get 0.8.10 and have successfully upgraded rails and
installed and searched on a few other gems.

Cool!
Chad




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