[Rubygems-developers] Enhancement Proposal: Would like be able to programatically specify platform
drbrain at segment7.net
Thu Nov 30 20:32:44 EST 2006
On Nov 30, 2006, at 1034 , Chad Fowler wrote:
> On 11/29/06, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
>> On Nov 29, 2006, at 0504 , Chad Fowler wrote:
>>> On 11/28/06, Chad Woolley <thewoolleyman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Anyway, it's almost releasable, except for one hitch: I can't
>>>> out how to programatically specify a platform for multiplatform/
>>>> gems; I always get prompted with the list of platform/version
>>> Hi. You're right that this is a limitation. Jim and I discussed it
>>> at length at the recent Rails Edge conference. We have a
>>> solution in
>>> mind, but we haven't started hacking yet.
>> Can you discuss details? I'd like the tinderbox to not waste time
>> and bandwidth attempting to run non-platform gems. (And be capable
>> of running platform gems.)
> We talked about several possibilities, but I think what we settled on
> is having RubyGems look for a list of matching platforms in best-match
> order. This would mean the client would have a built-in taxonomy of
> sorts. We would then allow you to override it via the command line or
> the gemrc.
An array of platforms should be good-enough. You can probably even
default to (detected_platform, RUBY).
> We created this project called tattle
> (http://rubyforge.org/projects/tattle/) to start collecting info about
> the install footprint of the Ruby community hoping it would help us
> create this little taxonomy of platforms. I think we'll be surprised
> at how many different platform combos we see.
When will tattle be released?
Eric Hodel - drbrain at segment7.net - http://blog.segment7.net
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