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by ryan davis


rubygems version 1.7.0 has been released!

Published 2011-04-01 @ 14:17

RubyGems is a package management framework for Ruby.

This gem is an update for the RubyGems software. You must have an installation of RubyGems before this update can be applied.

See Gem for information on RubyGems (or ri Gem)

To upgrade to the latest RubyGems, run:

$ gem update --system  # you might need to be an administrator or root

See UPGRADING.rdoc for more details and alternative instructions.

If you don’t have RubyGems installed, your can still do it manually:

  • Download from: https://rubygems.org/pages/download
  • Unpack into a directory and cd there
  • Install with: ruby setup.rb # you may need admin/root privilege

For more details and other options, see:

ruby setup.rb --help


1.7.0 / 2011-03-31

  • 16 Deprecations (woot!)
    • Deprecated Gem.all_load_paths, latest_load_paths, promote_load_path, and cache.
    • Deprecated RemoteFetcher#open_uri_or_path.
    • Deprecated SourceIndex#all_gems.
    • Deprecated SourceIndex#initialize(hash_of_specs).
    • Deprecated SourceIndex.from_installed_gems, from_gems_in, and load_specification.
    • Deprecated Specification#has_rdoc, default_executable, and test_suite_file(=).
    • Deprecated Specification#has_rdoc= and default_executable=
  • 26 minor enhancements:
    • Added stupid simple deprecation module.
    • Added –spec option to gem unpack to output a gem’s original metadata
    • Added packaging option to Specification#validate
    • Gem.bin_path requires the exec_name argument.
    • Read from cached specs if fetch fails for some reason
    • Refactored Specification#assign_defaults into #initialize.
    • RemoteFetcher#fetch_path now dispatches dynamically to ‘fetch_'
    • Removed Specification @@gather.
    • Removed Specification.attribute.
    • Removed Specification.attribute_alias_singular.
    • Removed Specification.attribute_defaults.
    • Removed Specification.attributes
    • Removed Specification.overwrite_accessor.
    • Removed Specification.read_only.
    • Removed Specification.required_attribute.
    • Removed Specification::SPECIFICATION_VERSION_HISTORY and turned into rdoc
    • Removed blanket rescue in default_executable. Hope it doesn’t blow up! :P
    • Removed nearly all metaprogramming from Specification. Yay for attr_accessor!
    • SourceIndex#initialize changed to prefer an array of spec dirs, defaulting to none.
    • SourceIndex.new is now the preferred way to create SourceIndex instances. gasp
    • Specification#validate now checks that array attribs are indeed arrays.
    • Specification.default_value is now an instance method.
    • Switched Specification::TODAY to be proper midnight @ UTC
    • Update Gem::RemoteFetcher's User-Agent to handle RUBY_ENGINE and RUBY_REVISION when patchlevel is -1
    • UpdateCommand#gems_to_update now returns (name, version) pairs.
    • UpdateCommand#which_to_update now takes an optional system argument.
  • 11 bug fixes:
    • Added missing remote fetcher require to pristine command (aarnell)
    • Building gems now checks to ensure all required fields are non-nil
    • Fix option parser when summary is nil.
    • Fixed gem contents to work with the lightweight specifications
    • Fixed gem update --system x.y.z where x.y.z == latest version. (MGPalmer)
    • Fixed gem contents sorting and tests. (MGPalmer)
    • Fixed intermittant problem in gem fetch with –platform specified (quix)
    • Fixed lightweight specifications so gem rdoc will generate proper documentation
    • MockGemUI#terminate_interaction should not raise Gem::SystemExitException. (MGPalmer)
    • RubyGems now raises a better error for broken .gem files. Bug #29067 by Elias Baixas
    • gem update now uniq’s command line arguments.
  • http://rubygems.org
  • http://guides.rubygems.org
  • http://help.rubygems.org
  • https://github.com/rubygems
  • http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubygems