Hi Chad,

> Mostly feasible and something some of us has discussed, but we decided
> not to spend the time on it.
> If we achieve our goal (inclusion with the Ruby distribution), its
> being packaged as a gem itself is not as useful as if we don't achieve
> our goal.
> 
> Fun idea, though isn't it?
> 
> I forgot to mention that the 'sources' of remote gems are packaged as
> a gem and included with RubyGems.   We could upgrade the sources list
> remotely without having to reinstall rubygems.   We are also using
> Ara's Session library for unit testing, which we have redistributed
> and packaged as a gem and install during the rubygems installation.

It would be cool if you could do gem --update-dist or similiar and the 
newest version of rubygems would be installed.

Thanks for rubygems. This is great stuff.

Sascha