Re: [nesta] About using the latest gems?
- Graham Ashton
- 2010-12-20 @ 23:57
On 20 Dec 2010, at 22:48, Bobby Lee wrote:
> By the way, can we update the other gems to the latest version as well?
Yes, things are getting a little out of date. I've got rubytracker.com
monitoring it, but it wasn't working properly until very recently and I've
therefore not remembered to keep on top of it.
Here's a screenshot of Ruby Tracker's current thoughts on the situation:
> Before, I could just edit the Gemfile myself but now with nesta 0.9
gem... all the other gems seems to be locked down?
> Is there a way to manually override the other gems?
When you build a gem it's generally a good idea specify which versions
it's been tested with. I've pinned them hard in the gemspec file, but I
could specify the dependencies in a more lax manner (e.g. with >= instead
In general I'm not a big fan of loose dependencies, but I think this
situation warrants it. When embedding Nesta in Rails, for example, looser
dependencies are probably a required. I've added an item to my todo list
to get everything upgraded and look into it.
> Before I could just edit/update the Gemfile myself and re-bundle ...
If I slacken the dependencies you'd probably still be able to do that, but
I haven't tried it.
> Can we get these updates... I find haml gets updates very frequently,
any thoughts on being able to keep up with the latest version?
Once I've fixed all the out of date gems, I think Ruby Tracker will email
me when a dependency gets updated. Hopefully.
I'll try and get most of the versions bumped for 0.9.1.
I'm hoping rspec plays nicely with test-unit 2.x these days, and that I
can actually upgrade both of them. Otherwise I might just have to shoot
P.S. How's that theme coming on?