No external deps on Rubygems.org?

Nick Quaranto nick at quaran.to
Thu Oct 13 12:41:07 EDT 2011


Erik, not sure what you're referring to...
On Oct 13, 2011 12:28 PM, "Erik Hollensbe" <erik at hollensbe.org> wrote:

>
> Did my patch get reverted?
>
> -Erik
>
> On Oct 13, 2011, at 9:17 AM, Nick Quaranto wrote:
>
> > "dependency" is for "gem" dependency, let's keep it that way, please.
> There
> > is a "requirements" field in the gemspec that this could be used for
> > instead:
> >
> > http://guides.rubygems.org/specification-reference/#requirements
> >
> > However this is yet another reason to have metadata :(
> >
> > -Nick
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:47 AM, Charles Oliver Nutter <
> headius at headius.com
> >> wrote:
> >
> >> I ran into a snag trying to demo JRuby's support for installing Maven
> >> artifacts as gems: rubygems.org does not allow pushing gems with
> >> external dependencies.
> >>
> >> For the "cloby" gem, which exposes Clojure's STM and persistent list
> >> as Ruby instance variables, I wanted to have a dependency on Clojure
> >> directly from Maven, using JRuby's maven gem support. The gem name for
> >> that looks like "mvn:org.clojure:clojure". This worked well as a
> >> dependency in the gemspec, and local copies of the gem would also
> >> fetch Clojure from Maven Central. But I was not able to push the gem
> >> to rubygems.org.
> >>
> >> Inability to push gems that depend on Maven artifacts waters down that
> >> support considerably. It also means we would need to start pushing
> >> Maven libraries to Rubygems.org for every such library anyone depends
> >> on...which could mean hundreds of gems that only exist to wrap a JVM
> >> library. I know nobody wants that (and that's why we built this
> >> support into JRuby) so perhaps we can reach a compromise?
> >>
> >> - Charlie
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