[Rubygems-developers] Status of disabling plugins except for command line?

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Thu Dec 23 18:26:46 EST 2010

On Dec 23, 2010, at 15:12, Trans wrote:
> On Dec 23, 3:33 pm, Eric Hodel <drbr... at segment7.net> wrote:
>>> If that's asking too much, then at the very least, make this patch a
>>> configurable option in the .gemrc file. Power users who aren't using
>>> any of the above mentioned plugins could then easily flip the switch
>>> to get the speed up.
>> We should make a release that contains this change RubyGems 2.0 as this changes an API.
> Not sure what that accomplishes. The usefulness of the pref switch is
> backward compatibility.

RubyGems should not support mistakes.

> When someone (who is unaware of all this)
> comes along complaining that his plugin stopped working, you can tell
> him to active the pref switch; problem solved.

You mean two people.  We can just email them instead.

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