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Stuart Herbert wrote:
> Hrm ... all the code I've seen uses:
> require_gem "<package-name>"
> with no sign of version requirements passed around. How does Gems
> handle the versioning in the background?
> Best regards,
That code is implicitly saying "use the latest version of
<package-name>". However, Gems also lets you say:
require_gem '<package-name>', '>= 1.1.5'
One of the most useful things you can do is say: '~> 1.1'
This means, use the version closest to 1.1, but I don't care which minor
revision you use. This will allow you to pick up new minor revisions
that contain, for instance, a security patch, but not major revisions
that might change the API.
For more info see here: http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/16
Another thing that is great about Gems is that you can stand up a gem
server and serve your own versions of any required libraries. All a user
would have to do is point at your gem server, and they could use your
version. This is analogous to having your own rsync server.
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