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Package and distribute ChiliProject as a gem (Feature #334)

Added by Sam Kuper at 2011-04-14 03:15 pm. Updated at 2011-04-14 09:34 pm.

Status:Open Start date:2011-04-14
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


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Currently, users installing ChiliProject are required to:
  • install a number of gems,
  • ensure they have obtained a suitable version of each of those gems,
  • use git to obtain ChiliProject itself.
By packaging and distributing ChiliProject as a gem, couldn't this be improved to simply the following step, which would automatically install dependent gems of the correct versions?
  • install ChiliProject as a gem.
  • Fewer steps required for the user, and therefore:
  • less scope for user mistakes,
  • greater user productivity (which is crucial, given that ChiliProject is supposed to be a productivity-enhancing tool).
  • Wouldn't require users to have Git installed, or even to know what it is. (Remember, for newbies, each dependency, especially if not automatically handled, is potentially a world of installation headaches, and also remember that for many newbies, even trying to grok what Git is for can be a bit confusing!)
  • Less documentation for ChiliProject to have to maintain.
  • Upgrades might also become a bit simpler.


Updated by Sam Kuper at 2011-04-14 09:34 pm

Sam Kuper wrote:

Currently, users installing ChiliProject are required to:
  • use git to obtain ChiliProject itself.

I should note that I was wrong about this. My bad.

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