[Rubygems-developers] Testing for Gems 0.9.0 Beta

Tom Copeland tom at infoether.com
Wed Mar 29 21:44:37 EST 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 09:46 -0500, Jim Weirich wrote:
> Tom, here is the software to generate the rubygems server index files. 
> The script is index_gem_repository.rb and is called as follows:
>     index_gem_repository.rb -d REPO_DIRECTORY
> Where REPO_DIRECTORY is where the yaml file is currently placed.  In 
> addition to the standard yaml/yaml.Z files produced, it will also 
> produce a quick directory containing each gem spec individually zipped 
> and ready for incremental downloads.
> If you want to see output while the script runs, just include a 
> --verbose option.  There's a --help option too.
> Although this will be part of the gem 0.9.0 release, I've tested it with 
> version 0.8.0 and it will work fine, so you don't have to upgrade your 
> entire gem setup on the machine to try this out.
> I've tested this quite a bit on my personal gem repository and am 
> confident it won't break existing gem downloads, it probably a good a 
> idea keep the old indexing software around (just in case :).
> Once you start running this on RubyForge, I will put together a beta 
> release of gems for limited distribution for testing the incremental 
> downloads.

Super!  That sounds great, it sure would be nice to get the index a bit
smaller.   OK, I'll see if I can get this in place.  



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