Hello all,

  RubyGems 0.5.0 has been released. This release adds a few new features 
and some small bug fixes.

http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=126

  The most notable new feature is the ability to further constrain 
versions of dependent gems. To avoid API incompatibilities, you can use 
"*" (as in ">*") to specify that the normal rules should apply with the 
exception that a change in major version number fails the check. This 
has been the subject of much debate, and we are hoping to get receive 
some constructive feedback from the community on this one.

  The changes for this release are:

  * Jim added the ability to specify version constraints to avoid API 
incompatibilities. This has been the subject of much debate for the 
past couple of months, with many ideas and code contributed by Eivind 
Eklund and Mauricio Fernandez. The following set of assertions shows 
how it works:
  assert_inadequate("1.3", ">* 1.4")
  assert_adequate( "1.4", ">* 1.4")
  assert_adequate( "1.5", ">* 1.4")
  assert_inadequate("2.0", ">* 1.4") # This one is key--the new operator 
disallows major version number differences.

  * Group gem search output when multiple versions exist for a given gem:
  activerecord (0.7.8, 0.7.7, 0.7.6, 0.7.5)
  Implements the ActiveRecord pattern for ORM.

  * Add arbitrary RDoc-able files via gemspec (not just Ruby source 
files) for people who have, for example, README.rdoc in their 
distributions. Add to gemspec via: spec.extra_rdoc_files = ["list", 
"of", "files"]. Ruby files are automatically included.

* Add rdoc options to gemspec (spec.rdoc_options = ["--something"])

  * Some small bug fixes