[Rubygems-developers] [ANN] RubyGems 0.8.10

Curt Hibbs curt at hibbs.com
Mon Mar 28 00:35:17 EST 2005

Jim Weirich wrote:
> = Announce: RubyGems Release 0.8.10
> Version 0.8.10 is bug fix release.  We address two bugs in this
> release, one obscure and the other only slightly annoying.
> In multi-user environments, it is common to supply mulitple versions
> of gems (for example Rails), allowing individual users to select the
> version of the gem they desire.  This allows a user to be insulated
> from updates to that gem.  RubyGems 0.8.10 fixes a problem where gems
> could occasionally become confused about the current versions of
> libraries selected by the user.
> The other annoying bug is that if there are any existing
> rubygems-update gems installed, then the "gem update --system" command
> will download a new udpate, but install the latest update prior to the
> download.  
> == 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 230 different gems available (I say _about_ because I don't
>   think "Bangkok" and "bangkok" are really different gems).
> * Over 30,000 downloads of the RubyGems software
> * 230,075 gem loads
> 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
> 3. INSTALL WITH:  ruby setup.rb all  (you may need admin/root privilege)
> == Thanks
> Thanks to Tobias Luetke for reporting the problem and assisting in
> tracking it down.
> Keep those gems coming!
> -- Jim & Chad (for the RubyGems team)

Great! I'll grab this for the new one-click installer.


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