Francis Hwang wrote:
> Two RubyGems questions about dependencies:
> 
> 1. If I use RubyGems to document a dependency to another gem then am I
> correct in thinking it's not enough to simply have had that library
> installed -- I explicitly need that gem, right? I mean, Lafcadio
> depends on REXML and when I try to install the Lafcadio gem it tells
> me it can't find the REXML gem. REXML is already installed (I'm using
> Ruby 1.8 so it's part of the std library) but I'll need to install the
> REXML gem so that my Lafcadio gem will work, right?
> 
> 2. Related to that: Any ideas as to where in the future you see some
> sort of auto-dependency install mgmt happening?
> 
> Francis

Another cool feature would be to bundle all the necessary tools to 
compile new RubyGems into the Windows installer version.  That way 
windows users who didn't know how to set these things up could get up 
and running quickly with Ruby.  I think this would do a lot to promote 
Ruby use.

Carl