On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 11:49 PM, Roger Pack <rogerpack2005 / gmail.com> wrote:
> Looks like pure java Nokogiri is something popular--the bounty on it has
> already risen to $225

It's probably the most oft-encountered stumbling block for folks using
JRuby (these days), since Nokogiri itself has become very popular and
is now depended on by many other libraries. A pure-Java version would
never need special handling on any platform, would work on any
platform where JRuby works, and would not require native library
support at all.

I implore gem authors: think about who you might hurt with hard gem
dependencies on native extensions. At least provide an alternative
path.

- Charlie