[Rubygems-developers] Specifying equivalent modules?
public at bagotricks.com
Thu Apr 19 00:19:24 EDT 2007
Eric Hodel wrote:
> No, they'd install the java platformed mongrel, much like there's a
> mswin and ruby platformed mysql gem. Nothing changes in code
> anywhere, people running jruby instead install java gems.
This still leaves the issues I mentioned:
1. "gem install" doesn't default to the current platform (in my tests),
so people are forced to choose instead of letting install just work.
2. I can't install and have active in the same local repo multiple
platforms of the same gem (i.e., different ones active for different
3. People getting confused when saying "Hey, this library doesn't work
according to docs!" and mistaking the responsible party. Maybe that can
be somewhat mitigated by clarifying in the author and other fields of
the platform-specific gem.
Any official thoughts on these, especially items 1 and 2? (Those are
more of the technical side. Item 3 is more of a social/communication issue.)
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