[sup-devel] mail gem no longer needs activesupport [was: sup-server revisited]

Hamish dmishd at gmail.com
Sun May 8 12:36:22 EDT 2011

Excerpts from William Morgan's message of Tue Feb 22 21:29:07 +0000 2011:
> Reformatted excerpts from Tero Tilus's message of 2011-02-22:
> > Would it be time to go for https://github.com/mikel/mail now?  It would be
> > supported and actively developed and I really like the API.  As a
> > downside, depending on activesupport pulls in a whole a lot of fluff and
> > using treetop may suggest that parsing might hog a little more cpu and
> > memory than is absolutely necessary.
> I looked at it, but the dependency on activesupport is a dealbreaker for me.
> There's no way I would pull that pile of Rails shit into Sup.

Might be a bit late, but I've just noticed that they're taking the
activesupport dependency out, as of mail 2.3.0

http://rubygems.org/gems/mail/versions/2.3.0 - no activesupport

On github, the gemspec no longer refers to it:


though the Gemfile still does ... I think this is an oversight.


A couple of commits doing the work:


> RMail is not great and I don't like using it, but it really is the best
> thing I've found so far. I think I have whipped it into shape pretty well in
> heliotrope.
> > Who would give us bindings to GMime and wrap it inside Mail API...
> I would use GMime bindings in a heartbeat.


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