[Rubygems-developers] RubyGems TODO
halostatue at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 10:02:27 EDT 2005
On 9/22/05, Austin Ziegler <halostatue at gmail.com> wrote:
> To be clear, I *do not* think that we should encourage the manual
> unpacking and installation of gems and that if repackagers do that,
> they're doing something that is contraindicated and they're hanging
> their users out to dry.
I think some people may have missed this point. This is an important
point that I think cannot be ignored. Gems should be the preferred way
of installing gem packages and other packaging systems should use and
trust gems as much as is possible.
13. Make it dead-simple EASY to have precompiled binary gems. This is
also something that I believe will help repackagers.
14. Allow for a signed install. This is *not* the same as a signed gem,
but could be used by repackagers to make it hard to uninstall a
gem installed by an external packaging system. That is, you might
gem install rails-0.13.0.gem --sign <passphrase>
Then, to uninstall version 0.13.0, you have to do:
gem uninstall rails --version 0.13.0 --sign <passphrase>
Austin Ziegler * halostatue at gmail.com
* Alternate: austin at halostatue.ca
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