[Rubygems-developers] Question on platform, x64
Daniel.Berger at qwest.com
Wed Feb 11 09:44:41 EST 2009
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> Hm, I noticed the Java gems come out as "universal-java-xxx".
> That gives me an idea.
> How about this - we add Gem::Specification#universal. It
> could be false by default, but if set to true it would result
> in a gem tagged as universal. So, instead of
> "mygem-1.0.0-x86-linux.gem" it would be
> Folks on a Linux platform who do "gem install my-gem" would
> get the architecture specific gem if there is one. If there
> isn't one, it would fall back to the "universal" gem for that
> platform. If there isn't a universal gem, then fall back to
> the standard gem.
> Does that seem reasonable?
We could instead use "generic" if we wanted to avoid any confusion with Jruby.
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