[Rubygems-developers] Transitioning from 0.9.4 to 0.9.5

Tom Copeland tom at infoether.com
Mon Oct 29 20:46:31 EDT 2007


On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 10:55 -0700, Eric Hodel wrote:
> On Oct 27, 2007, at 08:24 , Daniel Berger wrote:
> > I was thinking about the gem compatibility issue some more.  I  
> > guess the
> > first question is whether or not we can ensure that 0.9.4 can handle
> > gems built with 0.9.5 or later. Can we do that?
> >
> > If not, what about the possibility of catching this error?
> >
> >   ERROR:  While executing gem ... (TypeError)
> >       can't instantiate uninitialized class
> 
> This is because Gem::Platform is a class now, right?  I can patch up  
> Gem::Specification to make it backwards compatible.
> 
> It looks like the release of 0.9.5 will be delayed until post- 
> RubyConf.  I have to work on my presentation.

Hm, is there some way we can tweak the gem index to skip these or
something?  Right now I've disabled gem index rebuilds to prevent
someone from releasing a gem and accidentally breaking the index for
everyone...

Thanks,

Tom




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