[Rubygems-developers] rubygems' cooperation with linux distributions?

Hugh Sasse hgs at dmu.ac.uk
Mon Jan 22 12:08:16 EST 2007


On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Chad Fowler wrote:

> As a side note, it would be great to see mkmf chucked out altogether
> and replace by Rake + mkrf.  Maybe that's just me, though.

If Rake is an integral part of Ruby that would be good, but I am somewhat
fearful of external dependencies.  But there is a tension here: we have
a limited amount of room left in "version number space", so this will
constrain how these packages can be developed if they are inside Ruby.

        Hugh



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