What state is the graphical gem installer/browser in?

-Rich


On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 01:36:13 +0900, Chad Fowler <chadfowler / gmail.com> wrote:
> = Announce: RubyGems Release 0.8.4
> 
> Hello and Happy New Year!  We've now surpassed 10,000 downloads of
> RubyGems and are starting to see a real rhythm of new gems being
> published.  Thanks to the efforts of many dedicated Rubyists, 2005
> will be remembered as the year everything took shape in the world of
> ruby package distribution.
> 
> We have just released RubyGems 0.8.4. 0.8.4 is a small release, but it
> fixes some fairly major installation issues (thanks Ryan Davis) and
> addresses some speed issues with requires (thanks Eric Hodel, Gavin
> Sinclair, and Jim Weirich).
> 
> == What is RubyGems?
> 
> RubyGems is a package management system for Ruby applications and
> libraries.  RubyGems one command download makes installing Ruby
> software fun and enjoyable again. (Ok, not really.)
> 
> Many gems are available for download from the RubyForge site.  Browse
> the list of gems with a "gem list --remote" command and download what
> you need with a simple "gem install <name-of-gem>".  RubyGems takes
> care of the details of installing, not only the gem you requested, but
> also any gems needed by the software you selected.
> 
> So now you are asking ...
> 
> == How can I get all this great stuff?
> 
> Well, here's how ...
> 
> To download and install:
> 
> 1. DOWNLOAD FROM: http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=126
> 2. UNPACK INTO A DIRECTORY AND CD THERE
> 3. INSTALL WITH:  ruby setup.rb all  (you may need admin/root privilege)
> 
> ... or, if you have an existing RubyGem installation ....
> 
>   $ gem install rubygems-update  (again, might need to be admin/root)
>   $ update_rubygems              (... here too)
> 
> I bet you are wondering...
> 
> == So What's Changed in this Release?
> 
> * Rubygems 0.8.3's installer was broken unless you already had an
> older version of RubyGems installed.  That's fixed.
> 
> * Change in the way Gem::Specification internally deals with lazy
> attributes and defaults, bringing (with some loadpath_manager changes)
> a fairly significant increase in speed.
> 
> * Support for lower-cased Gem file names (for you, Paul Duncan :)
> 
> * Erik Veenstra's patch for making Gem versions sortable.
> 
> Keep those gems coming!
> 
> - Chad Fowler (for the RubyGems team)
> 
> http://chadfowler.com
> http://rubycentral.org
> http://rubygarden.org
> http://rubygems.rubyforge.org (over 50,000 gems served!)
> 
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