Lothar Scholz <mailinglists / scriptolutions.com> wrote:
> 
> Whats about cooperation instead of competition in the ruby world ?
> The raa-installer vs. ruby-gems is one of the places where energy is
> spend that could be used better. I also see lots of libraries in
> competition to each other but not in competition to some python/perl
> libraries, simply because they are to weak to be a competitor.

I have no problem with several projects exploring the same ecological
niche. What I do find mildly depressing is the number of ruby cookbook
projects out there, in various stages of development. (I even wrote to a
couple to see if they needed help, but never heard back from one, and
was told the other was on hiatus at the moment). Surely we should be
able to finish such a well-defined project within a month or two, with a
concerted community push.

Which brings up an interesting tangent - is there any ruby software that
would help coordinate such an effort?

martin