[Rubyinstaller-devel] Wiki: Gem lists and misleading details

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 17:32:58 EDT 2009

Hey Guys,

I noticed a couple of this on the wiki page:


"7/22/09	Mongodb-mongo	0.9	1.3.4	4.3.3	WinXP Prof	OK	built via TDM-GCC"

MongoDB does not need a compiler to be installed.

C:\Users\Luis\Projects\oss\rubyspec>gem spec mongodb-mongo extensions
--- []

Even so, stating "built via TDM-GCC" is misleading, since there is no
compilation or build process involved.

MongoDB ruby adapter is a Pure-Ruby solution that connects to MongoDB
using HTTP.

Adding those details raises some eyebrows since you are automatically
bumping the complexity of the end-user experience and the steps they
will need to take care prior installing something.

So avoid stating a compiler was required or which one was used when
there is no need for a compiler.

Thank you.
Luis Lavena
Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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