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1.3.2 Released

published 15 Apr 2009

Select New Features:

  • RubyGems now loads plugins from rubygems_plugin.rb in installed gems. This can be used to add commands (See Gem::CommandManager) or add install/uninstall hooks (See Gem::Installer and Gem::Uninstaller).
  • Gem::Version now understands prerelease versions using letters. (eg. ‘1.2.1.b’) Thanks to Josh Susser, Alex Vollmer and Phil Hagelberg.
  • RubyGems now includes a Rake task for creating gems which replaces rake’s Rake::GemPackageTask. See Gem::PackageTask.
  • Gem::find_files now returns paths in $LOAD_PATH.
  • Added Gem::promote_load_path for use with Gem::find_files
  • Added Gem::bin_path to make finding executables easier. Patch #24114 by James Tucker.
  • Various improvements to build arguments for installing gems.
  • gem contents added –all and –no-prefix.
  • Gem::Specification
    • validate strips directories and errors on not-files.

    • description no longer removes newlines.

    • name must be a String.

    • FIXME and TODO are no longer allowed in various fields.
    • Added support for a license attribute. Feature #11041 (partial).
    • Removed Gem::Specification::list, too much process growth. Bug #23668 by Steve Purcell.
  • gem generate_index
    • Can now generate an RSS feed.
    • Modern indicies can now be updated incrementally.
    • Legacy indicies can be updated separately from modern.

Select Bugs Fixed:

  • Better gem activation error message. Patch #23082.
  • Kernel methods are now private. Patch #20801 by James M. Lawrence.
  • Fixed various usability issues with gem check.
  • gem update now rescues InstallError and continues. Bug #19268 by Gabriel Wilkins.
  • Allow ‘https’, ‘file’ as a valid schemes for –source. Patch #22485.
  • gem install
    • Now removes existing path before installing. Bug #22837.
    • Uses Gem::bin_path in executable stubs to work around Kernel#load bug in 1.9.
    • Correctly handle build args (after –) via the API. Bug #23210.
  • –user-install
    • gem install --no-user-install now works. Patch #23573 by Alf Mikula.
    • gem uninstall can now uninstall from ~/.gem. Bug #23760 by Roger Pack.
  • setup.rb
    • Clarify RubyGems RDoc installation location. Bug #22656 by Gian Marco Gherardi.
    • Allow setup to run from read-only location. Patch #21862 by Luis Herrera.
    • Fixed overwriting ruby executable when BASERUBY was not set. Bug #24958 by Michael Soulier.
    • Ensure we’re in a RubyGems dir when installing.
    • Deal with extraneous quotation mark when autogenerating .bat file on MS Windows. Bug #22712.

Deprecation Notices:

  • Gem::manage_gems has been removed.
  • Time::today will be removed in RubyGems 1.4.

Special thanks to Chad Wooley for backwards compatibility testing and Luis Lavena and Daniel Berger for continuing windows support.

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