changed gem name, please link them

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Adriano Brito Mitre

04 Jan, 2011 07:14 AM

I have just "renamed" (downcased) the cartesian gem ( -> Could you please "merge" the pages together (history, etc) and remove the old page, please? In case it is really not possible, I would ask to just remove the old Cartesian page.
Best regards,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 04 Jan, 2011 02:23 PM

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    Hi, you can do this with gem yank. More here:

  2. 2 Posted by Adriano Mitre on 04 Jan, 2011 07:25 PM

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    Ok, I've yanked all versions but how can I make the old-named gem page now
    link (or even automatically redirect) to the new-named gem?

    The whole point is to let the gem-user know that the gem has not been
    abandoned, it has only had is name changed.

    On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 12:23 PM, Nick Quaranto <
    [email blocked]<tender%[email blocked]>
    > wrote:

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 11 Jan, 2011 03:18 PM

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    There's not really a way to do this now. Even if you did, it would only be for the site itself, and not for the RubyGems client since it does not support this kind of renaming/relinking.

    If you're up for it, patches are welcome: :) This is seriously the first request for this functionality I've heard though.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Eric Hodel on 11 Jan, 2011 06:21 PM

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    You can also release a final version of Cartesian that either depends on cartesian or has a post-install message saying something like "this gem has been renamed and is no longer supported or developed, gem install cartesian (lowercase) instead" or both.

  5. 5 Posted by Adriano Mitre on 12 Jan, 2011 07:30 AM

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    Thanks for the great suggestion, Eric! I have just finished implementing it and it works flawlessly.

    In the process I have found what might be a bug in the stats page: graphs of yanked versions are omitted from the overview mode. (To circumvent that, I have just unyanked all previous versions.)

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 18 Jan, 2011 03:53 AM

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    Adriano: Not sure what you mean by the yanked graphs bug, can you provide a screenshot?

  7. 7 Posted by Adriano Mitre on 18 Jan, 2011 05:31 AM

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    It means that the graphs/curves of yanked versions are omitted from the
    overview mode, although they are visible when specific versions are

    Recipe to reproduce the described behaviour:

       1. create a gem and push it (say v0.0.1)
       2. download it as many time as you would like
       3. push a new version for the same gem (say v0.0.2)
       4. download the new version as many time as you would like
       5. see the stats->overview, it should show both versions
       6. then yank the old version (0.0.1 in the example)
       7. now the stats->overview only show the curve for the new version (i..e,
       it omits the curve of the first version)

    The only reason I am not attaching a screenshot it because to take it I
    would have to (re)yank the gem, but I will definitely do it if for some
    reason you can not reproduce the behaviour.

    On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 1:53 AM, Nick Quaranto <
    [email blocked]<tender%[email blocked]>
    > wrote:

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 04 Aug, 2012 06:38 PM

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    Sorry, this comment was buried in our spam inbox.

    Yeah I'm totally unhappy with our graphs, still. I'd like to remove them and just provide an API for others to consume and produce better graphs with.

  9. Nick Quaranto closed this discussion on 04 Aug, 2012 06:38 PM.

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