On Sep 23, 2006, at 5:48 AM, Christian Neukirchen wrote:

> I'm already excited to see how many gems will appear to be published
> by you, just because people forget to change the default values.  :-P

Yeah, I thought about changing that but then I decided it'd be funny. :)

>> sudo gem install hoe
>
> Thank you for also providing a tar.gz and making hoe.rb even check if
> rubygems exists.  define_tasks still tries to access
> Gem::Specification which won't be there in that case, though.

Actually, I just took out the check. And the current version (soon to  
be released) will actually declare its own dependencies on rubygems,  
rake, and rubyforge properly (and only on hoe if used by anything  
else). Politics and release philosophies aside, it is too easy and  
benefits enough other people to build and deploy a gem using hoe, so  
hoe users might as well install it.