Entries published on December 14, 2008

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On packaging

So currently there’s a bit of a to-do involving Debian’s Ruby packaging team and the Ruby “gem” system. This document does a good job of summarizing the issues from Debian’s perspective. And of course, the Ruby side of it is no less heated; an example is here.

A lot of this is the usual back-and-forth between (on the one side) application developers working in one particular language, who want to distribute their applications to the widest possible audience and so use an operating-system-agnostic but language-specific tool for doing so, and ...

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