Thomas Sawyer wrote in post #967634:
> Is Ruby is getting further and further locked in to a specific set of
> tools and libraries and if you don't use those tools you are a second
> class citizen?
>
> Case in point:
>
>   https://github.com/erikh/rubygems-test/issues/issue/2/#comment_601820
>
> While I realize Rake is the mainstream choice, I have been
> successfully using an alternate system for years.

And to think, I made such a large effort to stave off this crap at the 
head before it got out of control. Checking back on this list to see if 
anyone had any RDBI questions, it appears I failed. Here are some 
talking points if you insist on beating this subject to death.

1) rubygems-test is implemented as a plugin, and is not a part of 
rubygems proper in any way other than some patches I wrote (and a couple 
I have yet to write) which have yet to be integrated, and should 
complement any competing implementation nicely. Write one if you don't 
like it. Hell, I'll even work with you, although the codebase is not 
particularly large. The service is orthogonal to the plugin, that is, 
completely decoupled, and requires no direct integration if you so 
desire, so you can write any overcomplicated solution of your choice to 
post to it. I believe (from memory) it is here:

http://github.com/bluepojo/gem-testers

I have been working on it with a fellow philly.rb (Josiah Kiehl, who is 
concentrated awesome with rails) member and I think we've reached a 
happy point of success, and after some preparations have been made for 
an initial test smoker, we will be launching the service. Expect more 
info within a week or two and some POLITE coordination with the rubygems 
team.

2) Trans, you'd think after 6 years or so you'd learn to pick your 
battles. I just spent about 60 hours of hacking time last month 
implementing one of your suggestions for RDBI. I am not out to get you, 
but you're certainly making it hard to want to consider anything you say 
with all the emotional overhead involved in responding to you.

-Erik

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