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From Jeff Hodges <jhod...@twitter.com>
Subject Re: Ruby gem packaging & distribution
Date Wed, 18 Aug 2010 08:11:41 GMT
Pushed out avro 1.3.3. Will be documenting the process tomorrow.

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 9:52 AM, Jeff Hodges <jhodges@twitter.com> wrote:
> Yeah, lemme get on this today.
>
> On Aug 16, 2010 12:28 AM, "Arto Bendiken" <arto.bendiken@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd like to ask if whoever is in charge of the Ruby packaging of Avro
>> would be so kind as to upload the missing latest releases (1.3.1,
>> 1.3.2, 1.3.3) to RubyGems.org:
>>
>> http://rubygems.org/gems/avro
>>
>> At present, anybody installing the Ruby implementation using `gem
>> install avro` will be obtaining the 1.3.0 release, which has issues
>> that manually installing the 1.3.3 release fixed for me.
>>
>> Also, without new releases being pushed to RubyGems.org as a matter of
>> course, it is not possible for users to effectively add a dependency
>> on the Avro gem. Suppose I wanted to publish a Ruby library "foobar"
>> that depended on avro >= 1.3.3; when my users attempted to install my
>> gem with `gem install foobar`, the installation would fail since the
>> Avro dependency could not be resolved and obtained, not being
>> registered with RubyGems.org. This state of affairs is certain to
>> adversely affect uptake of Avro amongst the Ruby community.
>>
>> In case nobody is currently in charge of the Ruby packaging, I'd be
>> happy to contribute where I can.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Arto
>>
>> --
>> Arto Bendiken | http://ar.to/
>

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