> Do you think the different approach to packaging / format of the
> packages is a matter of concern?  Maybe the standard "Gem" format could
> be one of a few different "renderings" of the package.  That way, you
> could also "render" as a .rpm or as a .deb or an RPA package.

http://rpa-base.rubyforge.org/wiki/wiki.cgi?Developer_Documentation/Native_Packages