Re: Bug#293055: Progress with rails?
On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:38:06AM -0600, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> > Rails will not use ruby gems - it will be a native Debian package :).
> Uhm... I can understand the intention, but what gives me the creeps is
> not being upstream compatible. What I mean is that according to
> rubygems documentation, you write this:
> require 'rubygems'
> require_gem 'foo'
> Even worse: gems require gems.
Fortunately, we have our our own way of solving dependencies, and we can simply
have our packages not use rubygems requirements, which is what I'd planned to
do with rails myself. Rake is still necessary unless you'd rather rewrite parts
of rails, but gems can be extracted easily, which actually speaks rather well
of its design :-)
- David Nusinow