>  - gems is a nice packaging system, with the unacceptable overhead of
>    a poorly considered versioning system
> 
>  - rpa is a nice packaing system, with the unacceptable overhead of
>    an external evaluation process
> 
> 
> If you could post .rpa somewhere, and the admin team could bless some
> subset later, at their leisure and discretion, I'd be happy.

You can! It's not well documented yet, but quite possible. The rpa tool
certainly can download from any arbitrary URL.

Ari