[Rubygems-developers] query_command.rb question and patch
thewoolleyman at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 16:59:13 EDT 2008
On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 12:29 PM, Jos Backus <jos at catnook.com> wrote:
> The downside is that it would require installing the geminstaller gem for
> Puppet to support gems.
That is true. I can understand the desire to have no dependencies for
a system-management tool like Puppet. Geminstaller itself has no
runtime dependencies (other than RubyGems itself).
Then again, the benefit of using a dependency is that you don't have
to re-invent the wheel. In the case of Geminstaller, which is itself
a wrapper around Rubygems, a dependency can provide a level of
abstraction when the third party tool changes. I also automatically
run my test suite against the latest trunk of RubyGems via svn
externals and cruise.rb, so I can proactively catch breakages and
coordinate with the RubyGems maintainers:
Anyway, I sent you a separate email off-list to discuss this. In any
case, it looks like we can collaborate, if only to work on improving
the programmatic interface to RubyGems.
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