On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, Phil Tomson wrote:

> So what's the latest thinking on RAA.succ?  

CPAN was good, very good when it was little.

But now it is bad, very bad.

Why?

Because you can get stuck in a _very_ extended upgrade cycle as soon as 
you start sucking on any one package! Even worse the cycle is not 
gauranteed to land you with a mutually compatible set of module versions!

What really is needed is a "Batteries Included" ruby distribution that
will have all (reasonably) prime time RAA modules at the latest (mutually
compatible) version.

Advantages...
  1) user probably doesn't need to go to RAA for 99% of cases, he got it 
     all with his distro.
  2) The versions are mutally compatible and have been unit / integration 
     tested together.
  3) You can trivially "freshen" your distro from CVS.

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