[Rubygems-developers] Feature Request: RubyGems namespace

Dae San Hwang daesan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 17:21:35 EST 2006


On Nov 29, 2006, at 10:00 PM, Chad Fowler wrote:

> On 11/28/06, Dae San Hwang <daesan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Recently, I was thinking about a better way of implementing Rails  
>> plugin
>> system. There are two things that I don't particularly like about  
>> Rails
>> plugin system. One is the code duplication. You have to install  
>> same plugin
>> codes over and over for all of your Rails applications. The other  
>> problem is
>> that you have to learn to use yet another utility(script/plugin)  
>> and its
>> repository is not centrally managed.
>>
>> So, I was thinking if RubyGems have a namespace built in, we could  
>> make all
>> Rails Plugins into gems under 'rails' namespace.
>>
>> To install 'active_form' Rails plugin on the system, you could  
>> simply use
>> 'gem' utility like 'gem install rails/active_form'. To use this  
>> plugin in a
>> rails application, you could just turn on the plugin in
>> 'config/environment.rb' file by setting 'config.plugins = [:ujs,
>> :active_form]'.
>>
>> I think namespace functionality can be useful for other ruby
>> applications/libraries like 'rake', as well. Can this be  
>> considered? :)
>>
>> Dae San Hwang
>> daesan at gmail.com
>>
>>
>>
>
> Hi.  Have you seen Bruce Williams' work in this area?
>
> http://codefluency.com/2006/11/29/rubygem-based-rails-plugins

Hi Chad.

What a timing! It is just what I had in my mind. :)

Dae San


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