[Rubygems-developers] Tinderbox (Was: [dependencies])

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Sun Nov 11 23:51:39 EST 2007

On Nov 10, 2007, at 18:13 , Chad Woolley wrote:
> On 11/10/07, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
>> I think the majority of the problem is that Ruby's libraries haven't
>> matured enough yet.
> Totally agreed.  We need tinderbox/gump for ruby.  What is the status
> on firebrigade?  I notice my gem hasn't built for several versions
> (and won't build without some help, due to the issues discussed in
> this thread).
> I've been meaning to offer to help with tinderbox in my non-existent
> spare time.  I'll get on the list...

The number one problem with tinderbox is that it requires investment  
from the community to run tinderbox clients for firebrigade.  I aim  
to remove this problem by using EC2, but I won't get to that until  
after RubyGems is released.

The rest of the problems involve updating tinderbox for the changes  
in RubyGems.  The internal APIs were not very friendly when I started  
tinderbox, so it has bitrotted a bit.

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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