> I never said that, nor did I mean to imply it. I
> feel that RPA adds a 
> layer on top of Gems: the RPA folks could have used
> Gems for 
> distribution (possibly augmenting it with stuff they
> needed for trust 
> information etc), and continued to add value on top
> in terms of 
> packaging. Gems is valuable. RPA increases that
> value by produced 
> trusted groups of packages.
> 
> Frankly, I'm sad that there seems to be some kind of
> contest going on 
> here. It seems unnecessary and divisive. It
> shouldn't be a question of 
> Gems or RPA. It is unseemly for any side to be
> knocking the other (and 
> I have to say that so far the knocking seems to
> originate from the RPA 
> side of this unfortunate fence).
> 
> Instead, it seems like it would be more productive
> for the teams to get 
> together to work out synergies and produce a unified
> system the 
> benefits everyone.
> 

This can't happen, chad already said he had different
goals. QA is not on his list. See Below.

[cut/paste from other email]
> > 
> > I think you missed the point about the orimary
> > functionality of rpa being
> > orthogonal to RubyGems. Just as Rails built itself
> > on top of webrick, rpa
> > could have built itself on top of rubygems.
> > 
> 
> I have to disagree. Batsman has plans for rpa-base
and
> how they are packaged. RubyGems would not even
follow
> the way batsman is going. Also, I suppose rpa-base
> could temporarily use rubygems packages, but again,
> batsman has a bigger, better vision. He has studied
> package managers for the past 6 months. He studied
the
> mistakes they make, how they could be better, and
how
> they work. Also to bring to attention. Batsman
> generously gave RubyGems part of the package scheme
> code. Wasn't that nice of him? :)

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