On Jan 5, 2007, at 16:26, Erik Veenstra wrote:

> I had to send huge files over a network to another machine.
> Most of these files were image files for QEMU: typically 4 GB,
> of which only a small portion (~ 400 MB) was used. Both client
> and server were Ruby programs on Linux boxes, communicating via
> FTP.
>
> I thought it was a good idea to use sparse files [1], so I
> searched for a SparseFile class, couldn't find one and wrote
> one myself:
>
>  http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/rubycodesnippets/index.html#4.0.0
>
> It seems to work pretty well... ;]
>
> Any thoughts? Ideas? Comments? Do you want it to be available
> as a library/gem? Should it become part of Ruby Facets? Trans?

You can have a gem hosted on Rubyforge in about 20 minutes with Hoe.   
(Provided you have a project to store it in.)

-- 
Eric Hodel - drbrain / segment7.net - http://blog.segment7.net

I LIT YOUR GEM ON FIRE!