On Sat, 5 Jun 2004 21:49:26 +0900, Gavin Sinclair
<gsinclair / soyabean.com.au> wrote:
> 
> 
> On Saturday, June 5, 2004, 12:37:22 PM, Botp wrote:
> 
> > Chad Fowler [mailto:chad / chadfowler.com] wrote:
> >>
> >> # Btw, are all rubyforge projects have corr gem format now?
> >>
> >> I'm not sure I understand the question.  Could you explain?
> 
> > I'm sorry. I misunderstood your recent announcement regarding the
> > rubyforge+gem integration. I see now that one has to create his own gem and
> > post it on rubyforge.
> 
> > I was thinking along the line of posting ones project on rubyforge AND
> > rubyforge will do the gem generation for it. Is that possible? (isn't the
> > gemspec actually a ruby program? -sorry for stupid question, this is just my
> > first dive into gem).
> 
> The gemspec _is_ a Ruby program, but it's more like data than a
> program.  Thankfully in Ruby, data is usually best expressed as a
> program, availing you of all its sweet goodness.  But I digress...
> 
> Gemspecs need to be written by a person. [1]  End of story.
> 

Though, given a set of conventions, it would be pretty easy to
auto-generate Gem files.  Of course, given a ubiquitous set of
conventions, we wouldn't see a need to do RubyGems at all. :)

Chad