[Rubygems-developers] Deep thoughts about

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Fri Nov 9 20:10:43 EST 2007

On Nov 8, 2007, at 12:37 , Luis Lavena wrote:
> Been working along this beta since a few weeks backs, so my understand
> could not match the one of the creators or big contributors, but found
> a few issues that I'll really appreciate some insight.
> - Latest beta always try to use SSL (OpenSSL or SSL in the jruby) even
> when you don't ask for it (filled a ticket about this).

I think this is too invasive to fix right now.  Maybe for the next  

> - Currently some gems shipped with "jruby" as platform got missed by
> the new Indexer:


> - Also, the indexer miss some gems due "misnamed gem", which was
> discussed previously.


> This raises a new issue: chicken-egg situation: using the new yaml
> index will force the clients to have latest rubygems to work with,
> since platform: reference in the spec is now a class.

The yaml index should be backwards compatible.  If its not, then  
RubyGems has a bug.

I changed things around some by storing a Gem::Platform in  
@new_platform, and leaving @platform alone (as best I could).  This  
should fix the YAML problems with respect to backwards compatibility.

> Shouldn't the gem specification version be bumped one time and
> encapsulate these "differences"?

It has, but the code in Gem::Specification doesn't handle forward- 
compatiblity well.  I've worked around it as much as I can.

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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