[Rubygems-developers] Standard practice re: tests and specs in gems

Jim Weirich jim.weirich at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 14:32:15 EDT 2009

On Apr 30, 2009, at 1:32 PM, Rick DeNatale wrote:

> One of my alpha testers is asking about why things like the rake tasks
> and specs are being included in the gem.  AFAIK rubygems doesn't
> provide an easy way to run them, or does it.  Are they just
> unnecessary bloat for deployment?

I strongly recommend including everything in the gem that one would  
include in a TAR file one might give to a developer to work on.  There  
are people who repackage gems for distribution on Unbutu or Debian and  
their job is much harder if everything is not included.

-- Jim Weirich
-- jim.weirich at gmail.com

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