[Rubygems-developers] Release Notes for 0.9.0
drbrain at segment7.net
Tue Jun 27 01:47:17 EDT 2006
On Jun 26, 2006, at 8:38 PM, Jim Weirich wrote:
> Major Enhancments include:
> * The gem index is now downloaded incrementally, only updating entries
> that are out of date. If more than 50 entries are out of date, we
> revert back to a bulk download.
> * Patch to allow RubyGems to work with authenticating proxies (from
> Daniel Roux).
> * The gem unpack command can now accept a file path rather than just a
> install gem name.
> * Both RI and RDOC documents are not generated by default. (and a
> gemri command is included to read gem RI docs).
not -> now?
The text for  doesn't exist. I think it was meant to be "only
necessary on Ruby 1.8.4 and earlier".
> * Added dashes to gemspecs generated in Ruby 1.8.3. This solves some
> compatibility issues.
> Minor enhancements include:
> * Verison 0.0.0 is now a valid gem version.
> * Better detection of missing SSL functionality.
> * SSL is not required if the security policy does not require
> signature checking.
> * Rake built extensions are now supported (Tilman Saurbeck).
> * Several autorequire bug fixes.
> * Fixed several Upgrade => Update typos.
> * --traceback is now an alias for --backtrace (I can never remember
> which one it is).
> * SAFE=1 compatibility fixes.
> * .rbw is now a supported suffix for RubyGem's custom require.
> * Several Ruby 1.9 compatibility fixes (Eric Hodel).
> Bug Fixes:
> * Fixed bug where the wrong executables could be uninstalled (Eric
> * Fixed bug where gem unpack occasionally unpacked the wrong gem.
> * Fixed bug where a fatal error occured when permissions on .gemrc
> were too restrictive (reported by Luca Pireddu).
> * Fixed prefix handling for native expressions (patch by Aaron
> * Added gemri for reading Gem RI documentation.
> == What is RubyGems?
> RubyGems is a package management system for Ruby applications and
> libraries. RubyGems one command download makes installing Ruby
> 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
> of the details of installing, not only the gem you requested, but also
> any gems needed by the software you selected.
> == RubyGems Statistics
> * About 780 different gems available
> * Over 350 thousand downloads of the RubyGems software
> * Over 4 million gem downloads
> 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
> 2. UNPACK INTO A DIRECTORY AND CD THERE
> 3. INSTALL WITH: ruby setup.rb all (you may need admin/root
> == What's Next
> The next big thing on the plate is to integrate the local/remote gem
> logic and make the whole thing more consistent.
> == Thanks
> Major contributors to this release include:
> * Daniel Roux, Eric Hodel, Luca Pireddu, and Tilman Saurbeck.
> Keep those gems coming!
> -- Jim & Chad (for the RubyGems team)
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