[Rubygems-developers] Beta Time?

Chad Woolley thewoolleyman at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 22:42:32 EDT 2007

Sounds great.  I'll play with it.  Do you have to package it, or is
there a tag, or just use trunk?

-- Chad W

On 8/23/07, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
> I think its time to release a beta and have people beat on the new
> DependencyInstaller.
> There are major changes in all areas of RubyGems, and I think this is
> a good time to get feedback on them.  I'll be leaving for a 2+ week
> vacation on Monday, so this will be a good time to have the beta
> floating around.
> Outstanding issues:
> * rake bug with packaging platform gems (reported with Jim)
> * `gem outdated` and `gem update` still don't handle platforms correctly
> * old rubygems scripts (gem_server, gemri, etc) are not cleaned up
> (do we want this yet?)
> Select Changes:
> * major refactorings in all areas
> * RubyGems knows its platform, so `gem install` will Just Work
> * gems in a diamond dependency tree with multiple versions will only
> be installed once
> * platforms can no longer be Strings, unless they are legacy platforms
> * Gem::Platform::CURRENT now works as expected
> * `gem install -i` makes sure all dependencies are installed
> * processing the source cache takes less memory
> * bulk update threshold can be specified
> * `gem env` now has more diagnostic information
> * gems can now depend on a specific RubyGems version
> * --proxy now supports HTTP basic authentication
> * require 'rubygems' now loads less code (no openssl, for example)
> * sources gem is gone, replaced by built-in defaults
> * exact gem names are match in various places making installation of
> the right gem easier
> * `gem query` (list) respects its defaults (don't print details)
> * mkrf extensions are supported
> --
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> best workers get their tools to do the work for them. -- Syndicate Wars
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