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1.3.7 Released

NOTE: is now the default source for downloading gems.

You may have sources set via ~/.gemrc, so you should replace with will continue to work for the forseeable future.

New features:

  • gem commands
    • gem install and gem fetch now report alternate platforms when a matching one couldn’t be found.
    • gem contents –prefix is now the default as specified in –help. Bug #27211 by Mamoru Tasaka.
    • gem fetch can fetch of old versions again. Bug #27960 by Eric Hankins.
    • gem query and friends output now lists platforms. Bug #27856 by Greg Hazel.
    • gem server now allows specification of multiple gem dirs for documentation. Bug #27573 by Yuki Sonoda.
    • gem unpack can unpack gems again. Bug #27872 by Timothy Jones.
    • gem unpack now unpacks remote gems.
    • –user-install is no longer the default. If you really liked it, see Gem::ConfigFile to learn how to set it by default. (This change was made in 1.3.6)
  • RubyGems now has platform support for IronRuby. Patch #27951 by Will Green.

Bug fixes:

  • Require rubygems/custom_require if –disable-gem was set. Bug #27700 by Roger Pack.
  • RubyGems now protects against exceptions being raised by plugins.
  • rubygems/builder now requires user_interaction. Ruby Bug #1040 by Phillip Toland.
  • Gem::Dependency support #version_requirements= with a warning. Fix for old Rails versions. Bug #27868 by Wei Jen Lu.
  • Gem::PackageTask depends on the package dir like the other rake package tasks so dependencies can be hooked up correctly.
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