Dave Thomas <dave / pragprog.com> writes:
> On Dec 21, 2007, at 10:56 AM, Charles Oliver Nutter wrote:
>
>>> I don't mind packaging rake as a preinstalled gem.  In fact, it
>>> makes better sense in my mind as well.
>>
>> For what it's worth, I don't think there's any chance of us
>> installing rake directly into JRuby for a future release; that's
>> just too much hassle and too much bother when we want to upgrade
>> it. rake should be a gem, and as others here have said a whole
>> bunch of other standard libraries should be gems too.
>
> One advantage of having Rake pre-installed is that the other Gems
> could assume its existence during their installation, which might
> make builds more flexible in future.

?

$ gem install anything -y
Installing required dependency rake...

> I feel that the issue is one of impact: do we need mailread.rb
> preinstalled? Probably not. But having Gems, ri, test::unit and rake
> would seem to make sense, as everything else can build from them.
>
>
> Dave

Everybody should recall that 1.9 is a work-in-progress.  If it's
useful to have rake bundled for awhile--particularly since there is
currently no such thing as a pre-installed gem in Ruby yet--then
there's really no harm.

Steve