On 11/20/06, Tom Copeland <tom / infoether.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 09:17 -0500, Tom Copeland wrote:
> > > isn't it time to build some kind of redunancy into gem?
> gem install --source http://gems.rubyforge.vm.bytemark.co.uk some_gem

Just an idea: what about issue a new version of sources gem with all
the mirrors added to it?

Pros: automatic failover - the gem will be installed/updated from any of them
Cons: slower operation (more index updates), more network traffic

Possible variations: sources could randomly choose one source,
override from ENV, etc...