Isolate 1.0.1 Released

isolate version 1.0.1 has been released!

Isolate is a very simple RubyGems sandbox. It provides a way to
express and install your code’s Gem dependencies.

When Isolate runs, it uses GEM_HOME, GEM_PATH, and a few other tricks
to completely separate your code from the system’s RubyGems
configuration, leaving it free to run in blissful solitude.

While Isolate doesn’t make any assumptions about what sort of code
you’re writing, it was extracted from a few Rails apps, so it’s
naturally going to be most useful with stuff like Rails, Merb, or
Sinatra.

Isolate is very, very, very stupid simple. For a much more
full-featured Gem bundler, check out Yehuda K. and Carl L.'s
Bundler: It does a lot of fancy AOT dependency resolution, supports
non-gem resources, and is probably a better fit for you. For a widely
used Gem manager and installer, check out Chad W.'s GemInstaller.

Changes:

1.0.1 / 2009-09-21

  • Doco updates. [Review by Evan]
  • Don’t modify Entry#options on install. [Review by Evan]

John B. wrote:

Isolate is very, very, very stupid simple. For a much more
full-featured Gem bundler, check out Yehuda K. and Carl L.'s
Bundler: It does a lot of fancy AOT dependency resolution, supports
non-gem resources, and is probably a better fit for you. For a widely
used Gem manager and installer, check out Chad W.'s GemInstaller.

See also http://github.com/vjoel/crown (it does AOT and non-gem
resources as well).

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