[Rubygems-developers] HEADSUP RubyGems 1.2 Real Soon Now

Jeremy Kemper jeremy at bitsweat.net
Wed Jun 4 14:42:12 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
> On Jun 4, 2008, at 10:03 AM, Jeremy Kemper wrote:
>> 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.
> apt-packaged ruby installs as ruby1.8, FreeBSD ports ruby installs as
> ruby18, and both provide a link from ruby to the correct name.  From the
> setup.rb change, I believe a majority of the other packaging systems install
> ruby this way.  Not as many people build ruby by hand.

Hm, that's true. Bummer.

> If you want to make --format-executable the default for you, ~/.gemrc allows
> you to make it so.

Yep. I'll stick with that.


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