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1.1.0 Released

New features:

  • RubyGems now uses persistent connections on index updates. Index updates are much faster now.
  • RubyGems only updates from a latest index by default, cutting candidate gems for updates to roughly 1/4 (at present). Index updates are even faster still.
    • gem list -r may only show the latest version of a gem, add –all to see all gems.
  • gem spec now extracts specifications from .gem files.
  • gem query --installed to aid automation of checking for gems.

Bugs Fixed:

  • RubyGems works with both Config and RbConfig now.
  • Executables are now cleaned upon uninstall.
  • You can now uninstall from a particular directory.
  • Updating from non-default sources fixed.
  • Executable stubs now use ruby install name in shebang.
  • gem unpack checks every directory in Gem.path now.
  • gem install now exits with non-zero exit code when appropriate.
  • gem update only updates gems that need updates.
  • gem update doesn’t force remote-only updates.
  • gem update handles dependencies properly when updating.
  • Gems are now loaded in Gem.path order.
  • Gem stub scripts on windows now work outside Gem.bindir.
  • gem sources -r now works without network access.

Other Changes Include:

  • RubyGems now requires Ruby > 1.8.3.
  • Release notes are now printed upon installation.
  • gem env path now prints a usable path.
  • gem install reverts to local-only installation upon network error.
  • Tar handling code refactoring and cleanup.
  • Gem::DependencyInstaller’s API has changed.

For a full list of changes to RubyGems, see the ChangeLog file.

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