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What to do if your gemname is similar to the existing one?

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Alexey Zapparov

17 Aug, 2020 05:11 AM


I have started work on redis-based throttling some time ago as part of `sidekiq-throttled` gem. Recently I've extracted throttling logic into a standalone gem: <>. Unfortunately, I've found that I can't publish the gem because of the name is similar to the abandoned `redis_throttle`. What can I do? Should I just pick up a new name? o_O

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by sonalkr132 on 17 Aug, 2020 05:28 AM

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    Hi Alexey,

    You should be able to claim redis-throttle now.
    However, to avoid confusion, I would recommend picking a different name or contacting the owner of the redis_throttle to transfer it to you or yank his gem.

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