Eric evidently isn't willing to consider making gem names case- insensitive when you install, so I've asked for there to be a prompt if you type the gem name in the wrong case. If you've ever typed gem install redcloth and got "ERROR: could not find redcloth locally or in a repository," please go to this URL, log in, and say, "yes, great idea!" http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php? func=detail&aid=19525&group_id=126&atid=575 Hopefully with some community support we can get them to fix this problem. I think it will only make the problem *worse* to switch to a lowercase "redcloth" at this point. Then people might think they're getting the latest version, but they really get an old one just because they used the wrong case. Jason
on 2008-04-14 23:41
on 2008-05-13 05:45
Jason Garber schrieb: > Eric evidently isn't willing to consider making gem names case- > insensitive when you install why? did he explain his decision/refusal? [murphy]
on 2008-05-20 15:26
He didn't say. See: http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php? func=detail&aid=16937&group_id=126&atid=575 Eric closed the ticket, saying: > Date: 2008-02-20 14:42 > Sender: Eric Hodel > > Use `gem list` to get the correct capitalization. Then someone re-opened the ticket, plus I have a ticket suggesting not case-insensitivity, but rather a prompt when you use the wrong case: http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php? func=detail&aid=19525&group_id=126&atid=575 I've tried digging into RubyGems source to make a patch, but I couldn't figure out how to use their mock UI testing interface to create a unit test.