Should the version number go up when a non standard version is submitted?

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20 Jul, 2010 04:21 PM

As in 1.2.3.4-mswin32.

The version number doesn't currently increase until you set the platform to the default (ie. RUBY)

  1. Support Staff 2 Posted by Eric Hodel on 20 Jul, 2010 08:20 PM

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    Do you have an example URL showing this?

  2. 3 Posted by ferventcoder on 20 Jul, 2010 08:39 PM

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    I had one here - I can recreate it for you.

    http://rubygems.org/gems/roundhouse

    Give me a moment.

  3. 4 Posted by ferventcoder on 20 Jul, 2010 08:45 PM

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    Okay - notice the most recent version is 0.5.0.247 but when you come to the page it displays 0.5.0.242 instead of 0.5.0.247.

    I also found that if you never have one w/a standard version, gems actually errors when you try to run:

    gem install gemname

    But that is another issue.

  4. 5 Posted by ferventcoder on 23 Jul, 2010 05:08 PM

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    When you run
    gem install gemname

    It pulls down the non-std version (the latest) for you.
    However the site is inconsistent in showing what was actually downloaded.

  5. Support Staff 6 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 25 Jul, 2010 04:29 PM

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    Right, this is because we favor the Ruby platform over other platforms for rubygems#show. Not sure what the best way forward here is. Are those ruby platform gems under roundhouse actually ruby?

  6. 7 Posted by ferventcoder on 25 Jul, 2010 08:43 PM

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    They are not ruby. There is some ruby in shelling out to the executable, but the actual app is not ruby. Currently that is the only way I see to get the site consistent in displaying the version number.

    This may be a bit of a non-issue as we move off to gemsfor.net to keep them in the ruby platform.

    I don't know the best way forward here either. Do you have suggestions?

  7. Support Staff 8 Posted by Eric Hodel on 26 Jul, 2010 09:15 PM

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    rubygems.org should try to minimize user confusion but I don't know if the correct way to do that is to show the latest version for any platform or to show the latest version of the ruby platform.

  8. 9 Posted by ferventcoder on 30 Jul, 2010 02:29 AM

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    So we've been discussion the idea of the platform. The thing we keep coming back to is the biggest use of platform is RUBY, not based on OS. But most of the other platform targets talked about are based on OS.

    What I think we would like to see is something like ".NET", because it's a language like Ruby. That means the mswin32 should probably be something more like "C++" if that is who it was originally created for.

    Thoughts?

  9. Support Staff 10 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 14 Aug, 2010 03:29 PM

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    I'm going to resolve this one for now, we can discuss this more on the nu-net list if we need to :)

  10. Nick Quaranto closed this discussion on 14 Aug, 2010 03:29 PM.

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