Please weigh in to RubyGems developers!

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

Jason G. schrieb:

Eric evidently isn’t willing to consider making gem names case-
insensitive when you install
why? did he explain his decision/refusal?

[murphy]

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 H.

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.

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