[Rubygems-developers] How to deal with binary dependencies?

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Wed Aug 13 18:32:28 EDT 2008


On Jul 21, 2008, at 12:56 PM, Luis Lavena wrote:

>> Of course, you might not want that to happen on all platforms, but  
>> to solve
>> that you just provide platform specific gems (which obviously you  
>> have to
>> anyway if the GEM include binary files).  For a Windows GEM you'd  
>> include
>> the spec.libraries line, for other platform GEMS you would not.
>
> I'll love to heard back from Eric and other RubyGems developers  
> about this.

I think I'd prefer 'shared_libraries' as the name of this thing.   
AFAIK, only windows has the problem being dealt with in this thread,  
so we can implement whichever solution is best for windows.


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