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From Antony Blakey <>
Subject Re: Rubygems as generic package manager (was: Re: Simple erlang plugins (was Re: couch_gen_btree: pluggable storage / tree engines))
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2009 03:04:50 GMT
Quickest possible dump here:

Sorry, not even a Readme. Recent testing OSX only, but I did run the  
gems on the latest Ubuntu 6 weeks ago.

On 04/02/2009, at 3:37 AM, C. Florian Ebeling wrote:

>> I have to figure out the technical details of how to get it up on  
>> github,
>> given it includes a heap of binary components and erlang and couchdb.
> For me it would be fine to just see the gemspecs, plus maybe
> auxilliary ruby scripts or whatever you have in place. I don't
> want to make you into a package maintainer, all of a sudden, with
> one innocent question. :)
>> It makes deployment trivial, and you get all the benefits of rubygems
>> updating. I do hear however regular complaints about rubygems  
>> reliability,
>> which gives me some pause.
> I'm not worried about that either. It's probably like Chris said.
> I remember bad releases and times when it was not perfectly
> maintained (which meant: scaled, when ruby was booming), but with 1.3+
> things feel quite ok again, imho.
> Florian
> -- 
> Florian Ebeling
> Twitter: febeling

Antony Blakey
CTO, Linkuistics Pty Ltd
Ph: 0438 840 787

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence  
or ability.
  -- Flower A. Newhouse

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