[Rubygems-developers] RubyGems 0.8.10 Prerelease Ready
tobias.luetke at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 15:49:06 EST 2005
I tried it on my windows box and went from 0.8.1 (!) to 0.8.10 no problems.
I also ran gem update to and it completed successfully:
Gems: [actionmailer, actionpack, activerecord, rails, rake, sqlite-ruby] updated
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 15:09:03 -0500, Jim Weirich <jim at weirichhouse.org> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> $ 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.
> -- Jim Weirich jim at weirichhouse.org http://onestepback.org
> "Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
> not tried it." -- Donald Knuth (in a memo to Peter van Emde Boas)
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