[Rubygems-developers] Fwd: How do I tell gem to always get the MSWin32 version, if one is available?

Chad Fowler chad at chadfowler.com
Tue Oct 3 14:13:14 EDT 2006

It's stupid right now.  We're talking about doing a a revamp of the
way the platform thing works (what we have now was never meant to be
the final version), but maybe it woud be worth adding an option for
now that just sets a preferred platform?  That way, if you specify the
platform string correctly and exactly as its set for the gem on the
server, it doesn't ask.  If you don't specify it or it doesn't match
any exactly, it prompts.

What does everyone think?

On 10/3/06, Austin Ziegler <halostatue at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am going through my mail (I'm way behind), and this request caught
> my eye. What would it take to do something like this?
> -austin
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Mike Harris <GENIE at prodigy.net>
> Date: Sep 21, 2006 10:28 AM
> Subject: How do I tell gem to always get the MSWin32 version, if one
> is available?
> To: ruby-talk ML <ruby-talk at ruby-lang.org>
> If anyone could help me out, I'd appreciate it.
> When I do a gem install or gem update, if the latest version is
> available in both ruby and mswin32 versions, I'd like to automatically
> choose the win32 version.  I looked in the command line options and in
> the docs for the gem config file, and I can't find anything.  It's
> obviously not a big deal, but it would be nice.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Mike
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