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Simon Jefford

Gem dependencies can be listed in config/gems.yml

Reported by Simon Jefford | April 26th, 2008 @ 12:07 PM

For an example, see the test fixture in the patch.

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  • DHH

    DHH April 29th, 2008 @ 10:22 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”

    Good stuff, but I don't think it belongs in core. There are not enough compelling reasons to specify your dependencies in a yml file for the general "most people, most of the time" case. Do turn it into a plugin, though.

  • Chad Woolley

    Chad Woolley April 30th, 2008 @ 02:36 AM

    Hi Simon,

    The config.gems was originally started as a yaml file approach, but then that was decided against.

    If you want a robust approach which uses a yaml file which offers some advantages over the config.gems approach, please check out my GemInstaller tool ( It is working well and is used in production on several apps. I'm also very open to feedback for changes or improvement.

    I plan to put up a comparison chart of geminstaller vs. config.gems, but that's going to be another month or so.


    -- Chad

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