[Rubygems-developers] [ANN] RubyGems 1.0.0

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Thu Dec 20 03:33:07 EST 2007

Release 1.0.0 fixes several bugs.

Major New Features Include:

* RubyGems warns about various problems with gemspecs during gem  
* More-consistent versioning for the RubyGems software

Other Changes Include:

* Fixed various bugs and problems with installing gems on Windows
* Fixed using `gem server` for installing gems
* Various operations are even more verbose with --verbose
* Built gems are now backwards compatible with 0.9.4
* Improved detection of RUBYOPT loading rubygems
* `ruby setup.rb` now has a --help option
* Gem::Specification#bindir is now respected on installation
* Executable stubs can now be installed to match ruby's name, so if  
ruby is
   installed as 'ruby18', foo_exec will be installed as 'foo_exec18'
* `gem unpack` can now unpack into a specific directory with --target
* OpenSSL is no longer required by default

Deprecations and Deletions:

* Kernel#require_gem has been removed
* Executables without a shebang will not be wrapped in a future  
version, this
   may cause such executables to fail to operate on installation
* Gem::Platform constants other than RUBY and CURRENT have been removed
* Gem::RemoteInstaller was removed
* Gem::Specification#test_suite_file and #test_suite_file= are  
deprecated in
   favor of #test_file and #test_file=
* Gem::Specification#autorequire= has been deprecated
* Time::today will be removed in a future version

== How can I get RubyGems?

NOTE:  If you have installed RubyGems using a package you may want to  
install a
new RubyGems through the same packaging system.

If you have a recent version of RubyGems (0.8.5 or later), then all
you need to do is:

   $ gem update --system   (you might need to be admin/root)

(Note: You may have to run the command twice if you have any previosly
installed rubygems-update gems).

If you have an older version of RubyGems installed, then you can still
do it in two steps:

   $ gem install rubygems-update  (again, might need to be admin/root)
   $ update_rubygems              (... here too)

If you don't have any gems install, there is still the pre-gem
approach to getting software ... doing it manually:

1. DOWNLOAD FROM: http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=126
3. INSTALL WITH:  ruby setup.rb  (you may need admin/root privilege)

== Thanks

Keep those gems coming!

-- Jim & Chad & Eric (for the RubyGems team)

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