[Rubygems-developers] How to bundle up MS Windows version separately

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Fri Nov 9 17:31:53 EST 2007

On Nov 5, 2007, at 07:02 , Luis Lavena wrote:
>> I wish we had unified packages, though, rather then having to create
>> separate packages for each platform.
> The problem will that will be how identify extensions compiled for
> windows, linux or darwin, all in the same package.
> Kernel#require is not clever as rubygems require version to find the
> matching -mswin32 or -darwin or -bsd version of the specific
> extension.

At RubyConf, we (RubyGems & ruby-core members) decided moving away  
from modifying Kernel#require was a good thing.

Besides, there are plenty of tools to completely automate every step  
of releasing a gem.  If you're doing it right, releasing a platform  
gem is as easy as `rake release`.

Poor workers blame their tools. Good workers build better tools. The
best workers get their tools to do the work for them. -- Syndicate Wars

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