[Rubygems-developers] HEADSUP RubyGems 1.2 Real Soon Now

Jeremy Kemper jeremy at bitsweat.net
Wed Jun 4 13:03:34 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 3:15 AM, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
> On Jun 4, 2008, at 00:33 AM, Stephen Bannasch wrote:
>> At 6:22 PM -0700 6/3/08, Jeremy Kemper wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 4:36 PM, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
>>>> I believe RubyGems is currently feature-complete for the next release.
>>>>  For
>>>> the next while I'll be focusing on bugfixes and patches from the
>>>> tracker.  I
>>>> expect to release a new version in two weeks at minimum, possibly
>>>> longer.
>>> I'd love to see little-known --format-executable enabled by default
>>> for gem installs.
>> I would like the opposite to be the default.
> I would love to make --format-executable the default, but that will cause
> too much confusion and will inconvenience the majority too much.  (Maybe I
> shouldn't have made it default for setup.rb/gem update --system, but the two
> new rubygems/defaults files may help improve that situation.)

The naming changes only when that person has changed his ruby's naming
also, so it feels natural.

The majority have a vanilla ruby so they'll see no change or confusion.

>> -- background on my setup --
> [...]
>> I installed rubinius source into rubinius/code and installed it into
>> rubinius/install.
>> But since Rubinius doesn't have the equivalent of '-S' I need to supply
>> the full path to the gem.rb command.
> `rbx gem env` will do what you want.
> We have discussed making gem executables accessible via rbx as a subcommand,
> `rbx rake`.  We will probably wire this in via the rubygems/defaults file.


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