All Gems Down?

I think I must be the only one using allgems.ruby-forum.com. It seems
to have been down for almost a week now. Anyone know what’s up?

  • Josh

On Monday 02 November 2009 11:04:17 pm Joshua B. wrote:

I think I must be the only one using allgems.ruby-forum.com. It seems
to have been down for almost a week now. Anyone know what’s up?

  • Josh

I’ll see if I can get a hold of Roger P. and see what’s currently
wrong with
the site. A new version of the site is currently being worked on that is
able
to scale a bit better and is a bit faster. I’m hoping it should be
rolling out
by this weekend.

  • spox

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 1:04 AM, Joshua B. [email protected]
wrote:

I think I must be the only one using allgems.ruby-forum.com. It seems to
have been down for almost a week now. Anyone know what’s up?

  • Josh

Might have something to do with
“Gemcutter Is The New Official Default RubyGem Host”
http://www.rubyinside.com/gemcutter-is-the-new-official-default-rubygem-host-2659.html

  • also Josh

On Nov 2, 2009, at 11:54 PM, Josh C. wrote:

Might have something to do with
“Gemcutter Is The New Official Default RubyGem Host”
Gemcutter Is The New Official Default RubyGem Host

Well, as much as I’d like to see allgems.ruby-forum.com functionality
on gemcutter.org, it’s not there yet. Allgems had hosted rdoc
documentation for all gems (hence the title) in one spot. Much nicer
than searching each projects individual locations for documentation.

  • Josh

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 3:19 AM, Joshua B. [email protected]
wrote:

Well, as much as I’d like to see allgems.ruby-forum.com functionality on
gemcutter.org, it’s not there yet. Allgems had hosted rdoc documentation for
all gems (hence the title) in one spot. Much nicer than searching each
projects individual locations for documentation.

Well, this new? site looks promising:

http://rdoc.info/


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On Nov 3, 2009, at 5:46 AM, Rick DeNatale wrote:

Well, this new? site looks promising:

http://rdoc.info/

Ah, yes…but they’re not using the Hanna RDoc template
(GitHub - mislav/hanna: More than just a new RDoc template
). That was Allgems killer feature!

  • Josh

Joshua B. wrote:

I think I must be the only one using allgems.ruby-forum.com. It seems
to have been down for almost a week now. Anyone know what’s up?

  • Josh

Hope to be back up by tomorrow. Sorry for the downtime :slight_smile:
-r

Joshua B. wrote:

On Nov 3, 2009, at 5:46 AM, Rick DeNatale wrote:

Well, this new? site looks promising:

http://rdoc.info/

Ah, yes…but they’re not using the Hanna RDoc template
(GitHub - mislav/hanna: More than just a new RDoc template
). That was Allgems killer feature!

I believe Gitrdoc uses Hanna, but it doesn’t work as well as rdoc.info.

  • Josh

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

On Nov 3, 2009, at 4:22 PM, Roger P. wrote:

Joshua B. wrote:

I think I must be the only one using allgems.ruby-forum.com. It seems
to have been down for almost a week now. Anyone know what’s up?

  • Josh

Hope to be back up by tomorrow. Sorry for the downtime :slight_smile:
-r

No worries! Allgems is easily the best free service I’ve ever used…
In fact, I’d pay (especially if the search functionality worked across
gems)! :wink:

Cheers,

Josh

No worries! Allgems is easily the best free service I’ve ever used…
In fact, I’d pay (especially if the search functionality worked across
gems)! :wink:

Wow just for that I’ll keep it running just for you :slight_smile:
The current code base is under some serious modification but hopes to be
even better GitHub - spox/allgems: Document everything

What type of search would you like exactly? (like it searches
descriptions, as well? source code?)
-r

Then you could log-in to Allgems and see only the
documentation for the gems you currently have installed. Just an idea…

Oh wow that would be awesome. Something like
$ allgems sync # tells it that user x currently has gems y

Thanks for the feedback!
-r

On Nov 5, 12:33 pm, Roger P. [email protected] wrote:

Then you could log-in to Allgems and see only the
documentation for the gems you currently have installed. Just an idea…

Oh wow that would be awesome. Something like
$ allgems sync # tells it that user x currently has gems y

On an unrelated note, how did you generate that pretty backtrace
information? Looks slick.

Regards,

Dan

On Nov 5, 2009, at 7:18 AM, Roger P. wrote:

even better GitHub - spox/allgems: Document everything

What type of search would you like exactly? (like it searches
descriptions, as well? source code?)

Hey, awesome! I didn’t realize the code was on GitHub… If/when I get
some time I’ll have to give a look. As for searching, there are two
improvements I’d love to see: 1. Filtering of Classes the same way you
can filter methods. For methods, the search is nice for
discoverability. For classes, I’d like the search just so that my
scrolling finger doesn’t get tired on some of the larger gems. 2. An
across gem search. Honestly something like what ri can do across
classes would be enough. When I see an unfamiliar ‘zabraboof’ method,
instead of having to go back through the source to find what all gems
were included at any point, it’d be nice to be able to go to Allgems
and just search for it.

Finally, as a sort of “out-there” suggestion… I got to thinking how
nice it would be to have a sort of “personalized” Allgems page. What
I’m imagining is a combination of some very basic (unauthenticated,
even) account tracking on the web app combined with a gem plugin. The
plugin would get a list of the gems installed on your system and push
them to Allgems. Then you could log-in to Allgems and see only the
documentation for the gems you currently have installed. Just an idea…

Cheers, and keep up the good work!

  • Josh

Dan B. wrote:

On an unrelated note, how did you generate that pretty backtrace
information? Looks slick.

Hmm. Where is the slick backtrace again?

Joshua ballanco wrote:

there are two
improvements I’d love to see: 1. Filtering of Classes the same way you
can filter methods. For methods, the search is nice for
discoverability.

Yeah I pinged mislav about this once and he said it was in the works for
a future revision of hanna, so hopefully we’ll see it (it’s high on my
own wish list, too, especially for core which has so many classes)

  1. An
    across gem search. Honestly something like what ri can do across
    classes would be enough. When I see an unfamiliar ‘zabraboof’ method,
    instead of having to go back through the source to find what all gems
    were included at any point, it’d be nice to be able to go to Allgems
    and just search for it.

so this is just “search for method name x” and it finds the gem that
contains it?

Finally, as a sort of “out-there” suggestion… I got to thinking how
nice it would be to have a sort of “personalized” Allgems page. What
I’m imagining is a combination of some very basic (unauthenticated,
even) account tracking on the web app combined with a gem plugin. The
plugin would get a list of the gems installed on your system and push
them to Allgems. Then you could log-in to Allgems and see only the
documentation for the gems you currently have installed. Just an idea…

So this would be instead of the “massive list” a smaller list with just
installed gems?
Would something unauthenticated and privacy invasive like
/username [you specify it] be enough?
Thanks!
-r

Joshua B. wrote:

I think I must be the only one using allgems.ruby-forum.com. It seems
to have been down for almost a week now. Anyone know what’s up?

Good news. Looks like rdoc.info finally decided to do all gems.

http://rdoc.info/gems

On Nov 7, 2009, at 4:29 PM, Roger P. wrote:

Dan B. wrote:

On an unrelated note, how did you generate that pretty backtrace
information? Looks slick.

Hmm. Where is the slick backtrace again?

I think perhaps he means the spew from Passenger… I have to admit,
Passenger’s error panes always made me feel just a tiny bit less rage at
seeing that something was broken.

across gem search. Honestly something like what ri can do across
classes would be enough. When I see an unfamiliar ‘zabraboof’ method,
instead of having to go back through the source to find what all gems
were included at any point, it’d be nice to be able to go to Allgems
and just search for it.

so this is just “search for method name x” and it finds the gem that
contains it?

Yup, that would be awesome.

Would something unauthenticated and privacy invasive like
/username [you specify it] be enough?

Yeah. Actually, I don’t think it has to be “/username” specifically. It
could be any custom string. I don’t think there’s a need for any
authentication/privacy either, since any gem indexed by Allgems is, by
definition, publicly available. Actually, I’m thinking these lists could
be something to share with friends/co-workers (i.e. like Twitter lists).
They might even serve as a useful way to collect a group of related gems
(and maybe, with some Gem Bundler collaboration-foo, to install them as
well)…so you could, for example, have the “Rails App with Avatar
Thumbnail” package which might include Rails+dependencies,
RMagick+dependencies, and Paperclip. Then the web page gives you one
location to see documentation for just those gems.

Just an idea…

  • Josh