[Rubygems-developers] Testing for Gems 0.9.0 Beta
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
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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