[Rubygems-developers] Questions about Gem Platform Matching

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 20:22:15 EDT 2007

On 9/28/07, Luis Lavena <luislavena at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm working on a patch and checking the tests cases.

Pointless... it seems that on different platforms (darwin as example)
compile something in darwin will be compatible with darwin8, but not
darwin7 or 9 (as test_gem_platform.rb assert).


I know that is wrong... apply the changes I made bomb the darwin plaform.

But on windows, VC6 and VC8 aren't compatible builds, neither the
linking to msvcrt-ruby18 and msvcr80-ruby18...

So installing gems made with Gem::Platform.local 'i386-mswin32' will
not work under Gem::Platform.local == 'i386-mswin32_80' ...due the
missing shared library.

Guess until users face the problem and start closing tickets at
rubyforge will be some general acknowledge about it.

What the hell... just ignore me.

Luis Lavena
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