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Brendan Erwin

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Sep 9, 2010, 9:03:22 PM9/9/10
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I just ran across this while surfing around:
    gem 'steak', :git => 'git://github.com/cavalle/steak.git'
Bundler is able to use a remote git repository as a package source. Cool! What does this mean to Nu? 

Rob Reynolds

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Sep 12, 2010, 9:47:57 PM9/12/10
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What do you see us using with this? Looks like it could be useful...I'm just not fully grokkin it yet.

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Justin Rudd

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Sep 12, 2010, 11:28:48 PM9/12/10
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It's pretty neat for pure Ruby gems because you can stay on the bleeding edge.  And I believe that Github would build a gem dynamicly (if you had a gemspec in the root).  But for a compiled environment like .NET, I just don't see the usefulness in the short term.

It'd be neat if Nu could pull a project from git, build it, and then put that corresponding binary into the lib directory.  But figuring out the correct binaries to add, where they are, etc. would be pretty daunting.

Also, I thought that Github got rid of Gem support?  The last I read (and I don't keep up with Github that much) is that they pushed everyone to rubygems.org because they didn't want to become a gem repository.

Dru Sellers

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Sep 13, 2010, 7:59:36 AM9/13/10
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fyi - git is no longer doing gems now that the awesome gemcutter has appeared (see http://gems.github.com/)

you might also want to look at horn-get for something similar to what you are talking about (if you haven't already of course :)   )

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Nick Quaranto

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Sep 13, 2010, 9:15:56 AM9/13/10
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I think you've got the wrong idea here Dru. github is no longer doing gems, but fetching gems from github repos itself is useful if you need to be on the bleeding edge. 

I had to do this with gemcutter's gemfile since some gems aren't rails 3 ready, but they're compatible on github.

Dru Sellers

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Sep 13, 2010, 9:31:55 AM9/13/10
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Ah! Right on, thanks Nick. :)
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