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1.7.0 Released

published 28 Mar 2011

  • 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_[uri.schema]’
    • 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.

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