I have a project where a number of internally-developed Ruby libraries
will need to be installed on numerous machines. Small apps will then be
written using this set of libraries almost like a framework really.
Is it worth considering building a gem out of this library and running a
private gem server in order to manage these libraries? The alternative
would be to maintain working copies (maybe in site_ruby?) from an svn
server – much like you’d typically maintain a Rails app on servers.
This site seems to to be very out of date http://docs.rubygems.org/
based on the version numbers and self-proclaimed recent updates page.
This page http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/5 says to see the
DevelopersGuide, but I can’t find such a critter anywhere, so where is
there current info available on building gems?