[MacRuby-devel] Using Gems in MacRuby
cwdinfo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 19:55:48 PDT 2009
On Oct 15, 2009, at 6:10 PM, Conrad Taylor wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 5:03 PM, s.ross <cwdinfo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 15, 2009, at 1:43 PM, Laurent Sansonetti wrote:
> Hi Craig,
> On Oct 14, 2009, at 7:07 PM, Craig Williams wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I have searched the web but have not found a good explanation on how
> to use
> gems in a MacRuby project. Is there a tutorial I am missing?
> We should definitely write a tutorial about that. The RubyGems
> support is pretty new so I don't think anybody tried yet to embed
> gems in a MacRuby app. At a glance I believe it would be a matter of
> installing the gem inside MacRuby.framework, embed it in the app
> then change the GEM_HOME environment variable.
> Oof. Changing the framework? Maybe I'm not understanding what you're
> suggesting. Why would it not be enough to install all gems in a
> vendor/ directory and change GEM_HOME to there? Or something that
> would not involve embedding (eventually) all gems in use in all apps
> you're developing inside the MacRuby.framework...
> Steve, you should be able to install the gem(s) and require them in
> the relevant file(s). You shouldn't have to unpack the gem(s) into
> a vendor directory because they should be visible to the Ruby
> environment after you require it.
I guess I'm thinking of a case where you didn't want to rely on a
particular gem being present on a target machine -- say for an app you
were distributing. Naturally, the GEM_HOME built into MacRuby is just
fine on *my* machine. But, if I give the app to someone else who may
not have a particular gem installed, boom!
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