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Re: help: providing ruby-gnome2 gemspec

On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:50:12AM +0900, dai@debian.org wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:58:01PM +0900, dai@debian.org wrote:
> > I sent your patch to upstream: https://github.com/ruby-gnome2/ruby-gnome2/pull/1078
> Forwarding from upstream saying:
> https://github.com/ruby-gnome2/ruby-gnome2/pull/1078#issuecomment-318943237
> > Ah, are you using https://sourceforge.net/projects/ruby-gnome2/files/ruby-gnome2/ruby-gnome2-3.1.8/ruby-gnome2-all-3.1.8.tar.gz/download instead of *.gem to create *.deb?
> > 
> > We recommend that you use *.gem to create *.deb. *.gem includes *.gemspec.
> > 
> > Our *.tar.gz is provided only for old style system.
> > We recommend that users including packagers use *.gem instead of *.tar.gz.
> Do we follow upstream's recommendation to transit
> from all-in-one ruby-gnome2 source to individual gems?

ruby-gnome2 in Debian started way before upstream provided proper gems,
way before rubygems.org was a thing, and maybe even before rubygems
itself was a thing, so that's why we have been using the source tarball.

if you want to maintain several source packages instead of one, sure,
why not.

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