[Rubygems-developers] gembundles

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Fri Mar 23 02:16:44 EDT 2007

On Mar 22, 2007, at 08:17, Patrick Hurley wrote:
> On 3/22/07, TRANS <transfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 3/21/07, Nic Williams <drnicwilliams at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'll bite.
>>> One popular bundle people might relate to is to bundle the rails  
>>> gems
>>> together, as a demonstration.
>>> BTW, does/will your solution work for gems with components that  
>>> get compiled
>>> at installation time? Probably not a showstopper though,.  
>>> Gembundle still
>>> seems a good idea.
>> I don't see why not. It installs gems just like gems are currently
>> installed, this just adds a layer for packaging packages --hence a
>> literal multi-package.
> But they are built on the target system correct? I am actually (when I
> can find spare minutes) working on a binary builder, that will take a
> built from source binary gem from one system and create a new binary
> gem for that architecture. It is not elegant (I package up
> intermediate object files and the like), but in general I believe it
> will work. This is to simplify the use of gems with extensions on
> production servers that do not generally have a C compiler or other
> build tools.

RubyInline has this capability.

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