[Rubygems-developers] Testing for Gems 0.9.0 Beta
tom at infoether.com
Fri Feb 24 14:09:04 EST 2006
> I wanted to run some ideas by you. One of the big changes
> scheduled for
> RubyGems 0.9.0 is how the gem command downloads the gem index from
> RubyForge. Currently, gem grabs the entire wad of gem specs if it
> detects that the size of the index file has changed. The new version
> will incrementally download only those gems that have been
> updated since
> the last download. Hopefully this will cut down download bandwidth a
> bit and speed up the end user experience.
Hi Jim -
Sounds great! Yup, I've talked with Rich about this a bit.
> What I would like to do in the near future is give you the
> new indexing
> software to run on RubyForge. After we verify that everything still
> works for the current gems, I will get a limited number of
> people to try
> out the beta gems with incremental downloading and begin to
> see how that
> works on a large site like RubyForge. Once everything looks
> OK, we can
> proceed with a RubyGems release.
Super! Send it onwards and I'll put it in place.
> I think the above approach will get everything in place with
> the minimum
> disruption to the gem users. I don't know how this will play
> with your
> mirror sites however.
I think it'll be fine - we only redirect requests for the actual gems to
the mirror sites; RubyForge serves up the index. So should be same ole'
same ole'.... underway as before and all that.
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